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Title: Diesel developments for rail traction

The latest developments in diesel rail traction systems are playing an important role in providing economical passenger transportation, especially in Europe. A new generation of diesel-hydraulic and diesel-electric traction systems - featuring reduced weight and using electronic control systems for easier operation, lower engine emissions and reduced fuel consumption - are being introduced into public and private railway networks worldwide. This paper reviews the specifications of diesel based locomotives and trains being currently supplied in Germany, China, Netherlands, Switzerland, and USA. 6 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6496234
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Diesel and Gas Turbine Worldwide; (United States); Journal Volume: 27:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; DIESEL ENGINES; FUEL CONSUMPTION; USES; ELECTRIC RAILWAYS; LOCOMOTIVES; MANUFACTURERS; SPECIFICATIONS; TRAINS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; RAILWAYS; VEHICLES 330102* -- Internal Combustion Engines-- Diesel; 330000 -- Advanced Propulsion Systems; 330400 -- Advanced Propulsion Systems-- Hybrid Systems