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Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives.

Author: P Ransome-Wallis
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Ransome-Wallis
ISBN: 1306354277 9781306354271 9780486142760 0486142760
OCLC Number: 868967235
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Some useful conversion factors; Abbreviations; Introduction by the Editor; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: DIESEL RAILWAY TRACTION; PART I. ENGINES; Basic requirements; Construction; Camshafts; Connecting rods; Crankcase; Crankshafts; Cylinders; Cylinder heads; Cylinder liners; Pistons; Development; The first internal combustion engine; The first compression ignition engine; Four- and two-stroke cycles; Injection systems; Lubrication and cooling; Power output and speed control; Pressure charging and intercooling. Starting equipment and auxiliariesCompressed air starter motors; Devices to safeguard the engine; Tabulated particulars; Torque and power curves; Brake horsepower; Torque; PART II. TRANSMISSIONS; Automatic control; Automatic gear changing; Factors governing choice of engine and transmission; Ideal performance and transmission efficiency; Multiple-unit operation; PART III. TRANSMISSIONS: ELECTRIC; Basic principles; Development; Forced ventilation; Control equipment; Auxiliary generator; Battery; Blowers; Contactors; Driver's controls; Generators; Load control: constant speed. Servo field regulationLoad control: variable speed; Starting and stopping; Traction motors; Gear ratios; Spur type double reduction gearing; PART IV. TRANSMISSIONS: HYDRAULIC; Development; Hydraulic torque converters; Krupp transmission; Lysholm-Smith transmission; Mekydro transmission; Voith transmissions; Hydraulic transmission; The control system; Split-drive or Diwar transmission; Zahnradfabric: hydromedia transmission; PART V. TRANSMISSIONS: MECHANICAL; Basic principles; Development; Fluid couplings and friction clutches; Gears: constant mesh; Gears: epicyclic; Gears: synchro-mesh. Compressed air operationPropulsion by the Fell system; PART VI. DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES; Development; Bogie and articulated locomotives; Rigid frame locomotives; Chain drive; Individual axle drive; Shaft drive; Side-rod drive; The transmission; Rigid frame locomotives with electric transmission; Structural data; Six-wheeled bogies; The bogie frame; Roller-bearing axle-boxes; Structural data: frames and superstructure; Rigid-frame diesel locomotives; Brakes, types of; Clasp brakes; Disc brakes; PART VII. DIESEL RAILCARS AND DIESEL TRAINS; Development; Bogie and articulated railcars. Underfloor-mounted horizontal-type enginesStructural data; Body and underframe; Bogies; Four-wheeled railcars; PART VIII. DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES AND RAILCARS: OTHER EQUIPMENT AND TESTING; Braking systems; Dynamic braking; Rheostatic braking; Straight-air brakes; Vacuum brakes; Exhaust-conditioning and flame-proofing; Exhaust-conditioning; Flame-proofing; Fire protection; Testing; Train heating; CHAPTER TWO: DIESEL TRACTION IN NORTH AMERICA; PART I. THE CONQUEST OF DIESEL TRACTION IN NORTH AMERICA; Dieselization in North America; Ease of financing; Indices of diesel efficiency.

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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.

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