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Paul Pless
03-27-2016, 03:23 PM
Turbine. I believe.

http://41.media.tumblr.com/280913b587129eb9a286aca2bd0ab6ae/tumblr_n2x3rjxSic1qdkeiao2_r1_1280.jpg

http://40.media.tumblr.com/393f3c2e6ddd0375c57837046120b4ca/tumblr_n2x3rjxSic1qdkeiao3_r1_1280.jpg

http://40.media.tumblr.com/e10914f603bf804ff72feb2accf4c7ef/tumblr_n2x3rjxSic1qdkeiao1_r1_1280.jpg

http://41.media.tumblr.com/824eaf111e42c2276021ca02809beb30/tumblr_n2x3rjxSic1qdkeiao4_r1_1280.jpg

Paul Pless
03-27-2016, 03:34 PM
and another

http://s00.yaplakal.com/pics/pics_preview/2/4/7/5889742.jpg

moTthediesel
03-27-2016, 03:36 PM
That first one is a real odd bird, a C&O M-1 turbin -- sweet!

Hunky Dory
03-27-2016, 05:05 PM
Would the Turbine be spinning a generator for electric propulsion?

Norman Bernstein
03-27-2016, 05:14 PM
Back in my college days, I took this between NY and Boston a few times. These trains ran in the Northeast Corridor between 1968 and 1975... various technical problems caused them to be discontinued.

It was really cool to sit up front, right in the 'engine'.... the engineer sat in a glass enclosed booth on the starboard side, wearing a business suit, and the front two seats were right beside him, so I could get an engineer's view forward. They were fast and quiet.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r293/VIEWLINER/1008%20VLTD/UATT1.jpg

Norman Bernstein
03-27-2016, 05:15 PM
Would the Turbine be spinning a generator for electric propulsion?

In the turbo train (post #5), the turbine, being of the free rotor type, was shafted directly to the wheels.

The Bigfella
03-27-2016, 09:06 PM
http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/jet-powered-train.jpg

The Bigfella
03-27-2016, 09:10 PM
The Talgo had some, ah, style

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c1/d0/ff/c1d0ff8bef50fdd58ad3231c34a4d4b3.jpg

CK 17
03-27-2016, 09:23 PM
In the turbo train (post #5), the turbine, being of the free rotor type, was shafted directly to the wheels.
So no direct connection between engine and wheels? Just exhaust gas. That would seem like a lot of mass to get rolling that way.

Jim Bow
03-27-2016, 10:09 PM
The jet powered train has a neat story
http://jalopnik.com/359202/new-york-centrals-m-497-jet-powered-train

NickW
03-28-2016, 12:03 PM
LMS Turbomotivehttp://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/turbom/turbom1.jpg

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/turbom/turbom.htm

Nick