Authoritative survey reviews wide range of locomotives from around the world — from standard steam engines, diesels, and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Biographies of locomotive designers, details of construction, problems of operation, and methods used by original builders. More than 300 drawings, photographs, and diagrams.
Authoritative international survey reviews everything from standard steam engines, diesels and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Includes details of construction, problems of operation, and building methods. More than 300 illustrations, photographs.
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Introduction by the Editor
"CHAPTER ONE DIESEL RAILWAY TRACTION BY J. M. DOHERTY, A.M.I. Mech.E., A.M.I. Loco.E."
PART I. ENGINES
The first internal combustion engine
The first compression ignition engine
Four- and two-stroke cycles
Lubrication and cooling
Power output and speed control
Pressure charging and intercooling
Starting equipment and auxiliaries
Compressed air starter motors
Devices to safeguard the engine
Torque and power curves
PART II. TRANSMISSIONS
Automatic gear changing
Factors governing choice of engine and transmission
Ideal performance and transmission efficiency
PART III. TRANSMISSIONS: ELECTRIC
Load control: constant speed
Servo field regulation
Load control: variable speed
Starting and stopping
Spur type double reduction gearing
PART IV. TRANSMISSIONS: HYDRAULIC
Hydraulic torque converters
The control system
Split-drive or Diwar transmission
Zahnradfabric: hydromedia transmission
PART V. TRANSMISSIONS: MECHANICAL
Fluid couplings and friction clutches
Gears: constant mesh
Compressed air operation
Propulsion by the Fell system
PART VI. DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
Bogie and articulated locomotives
Rigid frame locomotives
Individual axle drive
Rigid frame locomotives with electric transmission
The bogie frame
Structural data: frames and superstructure
Rigid-frame diesel locomotives
"Brakes, types of "
PART VII. DIESEL RAILCARS AND DIESEL TRAINS
Bogie and articulated railcars
Underfloor-mounted horizontal-type engines
Body and underframe
. Four-wheeled railcars
PART VIII. DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES AND RAILCARS: OTHER EQUIPMENT AND TESTING
Exhaust-conditioning and flame-proofing
CHAPTER TWO DIESEL TRACTION IN NORTH AMERICA by DAVID P. MORGAN
PART I. THE CONQUEST OF DIESEL TRACTION IN NORTH AMERICA
Dieselization in North America
Ease of financing
Indices of diesel efficiency
Steam power development reaches finality
PART II. HISTORY OF DIESELIZATION IN NORTH AMERICA
1906-23. Self-propelled railcars
1923. The first diesel-electric locomotive
"1925. First "commercially produced" diesel"
1925-36. Early diesel switcher production and acceptance
1928. The first road diesel locomotive
1934. Enter the streamliners
1935. Non-articulated road diesel passenger units
"1936. The yards "go diesel"
1939. The road freight diesel appears
1941. Introduction of road-switchers
1941-45. Effect of World War II on dieselization
1946. The diesel at war's end
PART III. THE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
The basic diesel unit
Car body design
North Eastern Railway express passenger locomotive
Pennsylvania Railway electrification and its locomotives
South African Railways mixed traffic locomotives
Southern Railway scheme - motor coaches and trailers
Swedish Iron Ore Railways and their locomotives
"PART II. AN EVALUATION OF THE PRINCIPAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ON RAILWAYS, AND LOCOMOTIVE TYPES EMPLOYED"
PART III. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ELECTRIC MOTIVE POWER
Basic design principles
The electrical part
Main circuit breaker
"Transformers, regulating equipment and resistances"
The mechanical part
The driver's cab
PART IV. MODERN ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES: A SURVEY OF CURRENT PRACTICE
"Bo+Bo and Co-Co locomotives, 1,500 volt D.C."
"Co-Co locomotives, 660 volt D.C."
"Bo-Bo locomotives, 675 volt D.C."
French State Railways (S.N.C.F)
"Co-Co and Bo-Bo locomotives, 1,500 volt D.C."
"Bo-Bo series, BB-9000"
"Heavy shunting (switching) locomotives, 1500 volt D.C."
"Single-phase, 50-cycle A.C. locomotives: four basic designs"
New Bo-Bo and B-B locomotives for the Paris-Lille 25 kV. A.C. electrification
"Co-Co 3,600 h.p. locomotives, 15,00 volt D.C."
Netherlands Railways (N.S.)
"Co-Co locomotives, 1,500 volt D.C.; European and American designs"
"New York, New Haven and Hartford R.R. (USA)"
Rectifier locomotives for single-phase A.C. and D.C.
New Zealand Government Railways
"British-built Bo-Bo-Bo locomotives, 1,500 volt D.C."
Pennsylvania R.R. (USA)
Ignitron rectifier locomotives
South African Railways
"British-built Bo-Bo locomotives, 3000 volt D.C."
"British-built 1-Co+Co-1 locomotives, 3,000 volt D.C."
Swiss Federal Railways (S.B.B.)
"Co-Co locomotives, series Ae 6/6., 15,000 volt A.C. 16 2/3 cycles"
"Heavy shunting (switching) locomotives, series Ee 6/6"
"Metre-gauge, rack and adhesion locomotives"
Turkish State Railways
"Bo-Bo locomotives, single-phase, 50 cycle A.C."
Virginian Railroad (USA)
PART V. THE ELECTRIC MOTOR COACH AND MOTOR COACH TRAIN
The Germanium power rectifier for motor coaches
Description of the Germanium rectifier
The first traction rectifier
Tests and trials
Modern equipment for British Railways
"Multiple-unit stock for 1,500 volt D.C."
Multiple-unit stock for Liverpool-Southport line - 630 volt D.C.
"Single-phase, 50-cycle A.C. stock for 25 kV or 6·6kV"
"Single-phase, 50-cycle A.C. stock for the Lancaster-Heysham line"
Motor coach trains for India
Motor coaches in Switzerland
Swiss Federal Railways: all-purpose motor coaches
Swiss privately-owned railways: B.L.S. highspeed twin-unit rail cars
Swiss privately-owned railways: smaller companies' equipment
Suburban train sets for the S.N.C.F.
Train sets for the Netherlands Railways
Train sets for the Swedish State Railways
PART VI. UNDERGROUND RAILWAYS
London's underground railways
The Paris Metro
Motor coaches with pneumatic types
Rome underground railway
Toronto subway coaches
"CHAPTER FOUR THE RECIPROCATING STEAM LOCOMOTIVE by C.R.H. SIMPSON, A.M.I. Loco.E."
PART I. CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN: A CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA
PART II. STEAM LOCOMOTIVE EXPERIMENTS
Coal and oil
Wood and peat
Smoke box superheaters
Boiler barrel superheaters
"CHAPTER FIVE ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF MODERN STEAM LOCOMOTIVES by H.M.LE FLEMING, M.A.(Cantab.), A.M.I. Mech.E., M.I. Loco.E., M.N.E.C. Inst."
PART I. STANDARD GAUGE: 4 ft. 81/2 in. NORTH AMERICAN
PART II. STANDARD GAUGE: 4 ft. 81/2 in. NORTH AMERICAN ARTICULATED
PART III. STANDARD GAUGE: 4 ft. 81/2 in. BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN
PART IV. STANDARD GAUGE: 4 ft. 81/2 in. FRENCH
"PART V. STANDARD GAUGE: 4 ft. 81/2 in. AUSTRIAN, CZECHOSLOVAK, AND SCANDINAVIAN"
PART VI. STANDARD GAUGE: 4 ft. 81/2 in. GERMAN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPEAN
PART VII. BROAD GAUGE: 5 ft 6 in. - 5 ft 0 in.
PART VIII. CAPE GAUGE: 3 ft 6 in.
PART IX. METRE GAUGE: 3 ft 3 ? in.
PART X. NARROW GAUGE: 3 FT 0 in - 2 ft 0 in.
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