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Re: [coldwarcomms] Emergency Power from Ships

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  • Matthew Sadler
    Somewhat along these lines, railroads have been known to use diesel locomotives to supply their shop complexes with power in emergencies, and MRL (Montana Rail
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 29, 2001
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      Somewhat 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.

      --mws

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      From: <ozob99@...>
      To: <coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com>
      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:
      >
      > http://www.de220.com/Conversions/TEG.htm
      > http://www.sunwest-emb.com/wiseman/misc-1.htm
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    • ozob99@yahoo.com
      ... emergencies, and ... locomotives ... they can ... the ... throttle. ... Thats good info..thanks..i m sure its a resource that would be tapped. ... the ...
      Message 2 of 10 , Apr 29, 2001
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        --- In coldwarcomms@y..., "Matthew Sadler" <mws@k...> wrote:
        > Somewhat 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.
        >
        > --mws

        Thats good info..thanks..i'm sure its a resource that would be tapped.
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: <ozob99@y...>
        > To: <coldwarcomms@y...>
        > 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:
        > >
        > > http://www.de220.com/Conversions/TEG.htm
        > > http://www.sunwest-emb.com/wiseman/misc-1.htm
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
        http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
        > >
        > >
      • albertjlafrance@cs.com
        Tonight s (5/3/01) NBC Nightly News, in a report on the electric-power crisis in California, mentioned using generators on surplus ships as power sources. I
        Message 3 of 10 , May 3 6:49 PM
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          Tonight's (5/3/01) NBC Nightly News, in a report on the electric-power crisis
          in California, mentioned using generators on surplus ships as power sources.
          I didn't catch whether the idea was just proposed, or has actually been
          implemented.

          Albert
        • Paxton Heckman
          Recently in the local paper (The Hartford Courant) there was an article about a company here in Connecticut that is experimenting/producing inverters
          Message 4 of 10 , May 6 7:18 AM
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            <P> <BR>Recently in the local paper (The Hartford
            Courant) there was an article about a company here in
            Connecticut that is experimenting/producing inverters
            for locomotives, for this purpose. They are also
            hoping to get into the fuel cell market and create the
            first fuel cell powered locomotive... Neat stuff. I
            think they are going to put something on the
            Provedence & Worcester RR website about it
            <P>  <B><I>albertjlafrance@...</I></B> wrote:
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            <BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT:
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            (5/3/01) NBC Nightly News, in a report on the
            electric-power crisis <BR>in California, mentioned
            using generators on surplus ships as power
            sources.  <BR>I didn't catch whether the idea was
            just proposed, or has actually been
            <BR>implemented.<BR><BR>Albert <BR></TT><BR><!--
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