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P. R. Broadley

Locomotive Development Committee, Dunkirk, N. Y.

W. M. Meyer

Locomotive Development Committee

D. S. Neuhart

Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Neb.

E. L. Barlow

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Utica Division, Utica, Mich.

R. C. Bond

British Transport Commission, London, England

D. S. D. Williams

The Oil Engine and Gas Turbine, London, England

B. W. C. Cooke

The Railway Gazette, London, England

J. Eng. Power 81(3), 298-310 (Jul 01, 1959) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008061 History: Received August 07, 1958; Published July 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


Progress during 1957 on the coal-burning gas-turbine power plant being perfected by the Locomotive Development Committee of Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., is reported. Operating experience with the Union Pacific Railroad’s 4500-hp General Electric gas-turbine-electric units, and the characteristics of the 8500-hp units on order from General Electric are given. The U. S. Army’s 30-ton unit, Electro-Motive Division’s free-piston engine, several British Railways developments, Soviet designs, Swiss, Czechoslovakian, Swedish, and French progress are reported.

Copyright © 1959 by ASME
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