OBSERVATIONS BY U.S. RAILROAD DELEGATION OF SOVIET ELECTRIC AND DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

In its Sixth Meeting held in Moscow in August 1977 the Joint American-Soviet Railroad Working Group agreed that a U.S. railroad delegation would visit the USSR for 12 days in the second quarter of 1978 to study the design, development, manufacture, repair, maintenance, and operations of Soviet electric and diesel locomotives. As a result, an eight member U.S. delegation made this visit in May/June 1978. Each member prepared a separate informal trip report of his observations. This report is a compilation of the individual reports (which are retained, along with some pictures and printed material, in the files of FRA). This report contains an Executive Summary, individual sections on locomotive design/manufacture, locomotive maintenance/repair, and locomotive operations as well as supporting appendix material. Prior to the visit, more than 90 specific questions were submitted to the Ministry of Railroads. Answers to these questions, as translated by the Soviets, were obtained in written form and through discussions and observations. The body of this report utilizes a format of questions and answers.

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    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Freight Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-79/16 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM