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Re: Emergency Power from Ships

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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 1 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
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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    • 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 2 of 10 , May 3, 2001
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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 3 of 10 , May 6, 2001
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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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