WAYSIDE ENERGY STORAGE STUDY. VOLUME IV. DUAL-MODE LOCOMOTIVE: PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDY

A preliminary design study was conducted to confirm the technical viability and economic attractiveness of the dual-mode locomotive concept based on the most common U.S. road locomotive, the SD40-2. The study examined the existing characteristics of the base locomotive and ensured that operation in the diesel mode would not be compromised by a locomotive which has a pantograph, transformer, converter, and choke added to permit operation from a 50 kV catenary. The study concluded that the concept is technically viable (although some equipment is only available overseas) and is economically attractive, the top line modification cost being $217,500.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 04 191750; Bulletin 7902. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E15, PB-293 856-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AiResearch Manufacturing Company

    2525 West 190th Street
    Torrance, CA  United States  90509

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • LAWSON, L J
    • Cook, L M
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/78, IV Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA-79-7.IV
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1349
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM