Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Article on Diesel locomotives

bcp
September 09, 2018 10:46PM
written by someone with a sense of humor.

[orion.math.iastate.edu]

The first paragraph:

A Diesel engine is an amazing assortment of bolts, nuts, valves, heaters, coolers, expanders, contractors, and other gadgets too numerous to mention here. All of these are screwed and welded together to form a single unit. This resulting unit is expected to start out with below the usual grade of fuel oil and change it into BTU -- then BTU into MEP -- then MEP into RPM -- then RPM into BHP -- then BHP into KWH. Then the electrical gear takes over and makes BHP out of KWH and RPM out of BHP, and then, if everything is in working order, you finally get MPH. All of this takes place in a fraction of a second in the confines of an all-too-small engine room. This gives you a rough idea of the confusion characteristic to all Diesel Freight Units.


Bruce
Subject Author Posted

Article on Diesel locomotives

bcp September 09, 2018 10:46PM

Re: Article on Diesel locomotives

Dirk Ramsey September 09, 2018 11:41PM

Re: Article on diseasel locomotives

Johnson Barr September 12, 2018 09:49AM

Re: Article on diseasel locomotives

Ken S. September 12, 2018 04:32PM

Re: Article on diesel locomotives

bcp September 12, 2018 04:36PM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login