1729Re: [coldwarcomms] Emergency Power from Ships
- Apr 29, 2001Somewhat along these lines, railroads have been known to use diesel
locomotives to supply their shop complexes with power in emergencies, and
MRL (Montana Rail Link) has begun planning to use some 160 idled locomotives
to produce electricity to sell on the open market, which they claim they can
do cheaper than current western sources.
For information, a model SD40-2 locomotive (very common, produced in the
mid-70s to mid-80s) produces 1500 amperes at 600 volts DC at full throttle.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 10:46 PM
Subject: [coldwarcomms] Emergency Power from Ships
> Since we're into emergency comm restoration in "disasters" during the
> cold war and up to the present....what about emergency power for
> comms(& eveything else essential) during that period & now?...aside
> from the obvious transportable gas turbine & diesel units, did/does
> FEMA,the Navy, or any other agency have a plan to use
> Navy/USCG/Military Sea Transport ships for restoring power to
> coastline cities like these destroyer escorts did in WW2 & Korea?...
> as shown on these pages:
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