While locomotives once limited the performance of railroads, today's traction--notably electric--alters the situation so that optimum operating characteristics can be established and locomotives developed to meet these requirements. Diesel locomotives and diesel or turbine rail cars have also contributed to the current operating concepts. The author discusses power supply, catenary systems, dual current and/or dual voltage operations, maintenance planning, electrical equipment, high speed capabilities and other facets of today's locomotive and rail-car design.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • COGET, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00196537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM