- ... 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, 2001View Source--- In coldwarcomms@y..., "Matthew Sadler" <mws@k...> wrote:
> Somewhat along these lines, railroads have been known to use dieselemergencies, and
> locomotives to supply their shop complexes with power in
> MRL (Montana Rail Link) has begun planning to use some 160 idledlocomotives
> to produce electricity to sell on the open market, which they claimthey can
> do cheaper than current western sources.the
> For information, a model SD40-2 locomotive (very common, produced in
> mid-70s to mid-80s) produces 1500 amperes at 600 volts DC at fullthrottle.
>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
> > cold war and up to the present....what about emergency power fornow?...aside
> > comms(& eveything else essential) during that period &
> > from the obvious transportable gas turbine & diesel units,did/does
> > FEMA,the Navy, or any other agency have a plan to useKorea?...
> > Navy/USCG/Military Sea Transport ships for restoring power to
> > coastline cities like these destroyer escorts did in WW2 &
> > as shown on these pages:http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> > http://www.de220.com/Conversions/TEG.htm
> > http://www.sunwest-emb.com/wiseman/misc-1.htm
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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. IMessage 2 of 10 , May 3, 2001View SourceTonight'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
- Recently in the local paper (The Hartford Courant) there was an article about a company here in Connecticut that is experimenting/producing invertersMessage 3 of 10 , May 6, 2001View Source<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:
<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT:
5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><TT>Tonight's
(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
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