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New electric high speed locomotives with three phase drive systems for the US market

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Schwendt, L. ; Adtranz Kassel, Germany

New Jersey Transit has ordered 24 modern electric locomotives with three-phase drives for high speed passenger service, which are designed on the basis of the proven high speed locomotive class 101 of German railways. The new locomotive will fulfil the requirements of the US authorities and considers the particular demands of US railroads. The presentation describes the technology of the locomotive with respect of trucks, carbody, electric propulsion system, brakes, control system and auxiliaries. It is shown, that the basic technology used in Europe can be adapted for US requirements. Furthermore, the experience with the basic locomotive class 101 and locomotives with similar technology is demonstrated. The design of the new NJT locomotive NJT ALP46 and the project in general are explained

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Railroad Conference, 2001. Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE/ASME Joint

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