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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- LAWSON, L J
- Cook, L M
- Publication Date: 1979-2
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Braking performance; Catenaries (Railroads); Diesel electric locomotives; Dual powered locomotives; Economic analysis; Electric locomotives; Electric railroads; Energy conversion; Energy storage systems; Flywheels; Kinetic energy; Railroad facilities; Regenerative braking; Return on investment
- Identifier Terms: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company; Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad; Conrail; Union Pacific Railroad
- Old TRIS Terms: Grade operations; Wayside
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Railroads;
- 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