Authoritative international survey reviews everything from standard steam engines, diesels and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Includes details of construction, problems of operation, and building methods. More than 300 illustrations, photographs.Gas turbine power is the prime mover that offers the diesel its most immediate, most practical competition. ... Being thus competitive in fuel costs, the turbine would pull ahead of the diesel because of reduced maintenance due to its freedom from a ... Its efficiency and economy - particularly its flexibility a are hard to beat.
|Title||:||Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2012-09-01|