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Evaluation of CalTrain locomotive propulsion options

Evaluation of CalTrain locomotive propulsion options

CalTrain San Francisco downtown extension project

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Published by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in [San Carlos, Calif.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • CalTrain (Agency),
  • Railroad terminals -- Location -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • Locomotives -- California -- San Francisco -- Performance.,
  • Railroads -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Commuting traffic.,
  • Local transit -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Planning.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCalTrain San Francisco downtown extension project
    Statement[prepared for Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board] ; prepared by ICF Kaiser Engineers, Inc. ... and DeLeuw and Cather.
    SeriesCalTrain San Francisco downtown extension project conceptual design and draft EIS/EIR
    ContributionsPeninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board., ICF Kaiser Engineers., De Leuw, Cather & Company.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various foliations) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22922044M

      Page 2 of 8 - Caltrain Electricification Project - posted in Commuter Trains: On Wednesday March 28 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is poised to approve an agreement to fund Caltrain electrification, with a $ package of funds from High Speed Rail, federal, state, and regional sources. This Early Investment Plan provides welcome funding for a badly-needed, long . Vehicle propulsion. Propulsion is a means of creating force leading to movement. A propulsion system has a source of mechanical power (some type of engine or motor, muscles), and some means of.


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Full text of "Evaluation of CalTrain locomotive propulsion options: CalTrain San Francisco downtown extension project" See other formats. Many locomotives from numerous rail companies have served along the Peninsula Commute rail line between San Francisco and San Jose since Agencies and companies that have managed service include Southern Pacific, San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, Caltrain, Caltrans, Amtrak (contracted operator from to ) and TransitAmerica Services (contracted operator from current).

Notes: (a) Overhauled by Alstom in (b) , have gear drive HEP Passenger Cars. The proposed caltrain electrification project would convert the entire caltrain system from the current diesel-electric locomotive power source to a fully electric rolling stock.

Although the project has an estimated total cost of $ million [2], some of these costs can be offset by savings of $ million a year in fuel and other saved. Lettered Caltrain MP36PH-3C (MPI) - The Caltrain units are all under the jurisdiction of the Joint Powers Board, or JPB, a three-county transit agency formed to oversee the admin of CalTrain.

Amtrak currently has the operating contract for the JPB. Locomotive data provided by Michael Richmond. The weight of the locomotive rests on a big, round bearing, which allows the trucks to pivot so the train can make a turn.

Below the pivot is a huge leaf spring that rests on a platform. The platform is suspended by four, giant metal links, which connect to the truck assembly. These links allow the locomotive to swing from side to : Karim Nice. After the Caltrain board first approved electrification as a priority inthe agency began environmental evaluation in Because of funding issue, the final EIR was released in but the board chose not to certify it under the threat of litigation.

Electric Train and Locomotive Propulsion There are many different systems for propelling electric trains, beyond the obvious distinction of using a separate locomotive or distributing the propulsion systems throughout the train. All of these are similar in that power is drawn from an overhead line (or in a few cases a third rail), run through.

Unit # Notes Model Serial # Pictures: JPBX: Built by Stadler: Electric M.U. 1: JPBX Ex-SP GP9R 1: JPBX All these are small and slow trains that use power for propulsion power.

They are primarily used for public transport in rather congested urban areas. Mine trains are little special trains utilized in mining regions And underground excavations. They are built to withstand harsh terrain And.

- Caltrain Modernization is a project to modernize Caltrain through Electrification, PTC/CBOSS and other improvements. Images on this board do not represent definitive plans for the future.

See more ideas about Commuter train, Train, Electric train pins. CalTrans F59PHI passes a BNSF freight as it speeds through Riverbank Yard with a northbound San Joaquin on Decem Six months later the San Joaquin has just left the Modesto depot and will run along the aptly named Santa Fe Road for another San Joaquins use BNSF tracks between Port Chicago and Bakersfield, maintaining a respectable 79 mph.

along much of the route. PDF Schedules Print-Friendly PDFs Weekdays. Effective Oct. 7, Weekday Timetable (PDF, KB) Weekends. Northbound and Southbound Timetable (PDF, KB). Full Pocket Timetable. Effective Oct. 7, Full Pocket Timetable (PDF, KB) For major holidays, please refer to our holiday schedule page for more information.

10/4/19 - rjc. Advanced Locomotive Propulsion System Project Objective The objective of the Advanced Locomotive Propulsion System (ALPS) project is to operate a hybrid propulsion system consist-ing of a gas turbine prime mover, energy storage flywheel and high speed alternator in a railroad envi-ronment.

The ultimate goal of the project is to develop a fossil. Also, those with LS had loss of skeletal muscle mass, balancing and flexibility. This study showed that evaluation by loco-check was an acceptable tool to detect the early stage of locomotive disability for LS, and interventional prevention for strength, balancing and flexibility would be helpful for those with LS.

PMID: [Indexed for Cited by: The Locomotive Technology Task Force was established in response to a concern of the Executive Board that the recently-approved diesel-locomotive specification represented “business as usual” as far as propulsion technologies are concerned.

A desire was File Size: KB. Nov 2, - Collecting historic images of Caltrain from the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad to the JPB and celebrating years of the Peninsula Commute Service. For more history of Caltrain, follow @SFSJRailroad on Twitter.

See more ideas about San francisco, San jose and Train pins. Full text of "Caltrain San Francisco downtown extension project conceptual design and draft EIS/EIR: draft environmental impact statement, draft environmental impact report" See other formats.

Testing of the advanced propulsion system will be conducted as a portion of the FRA Non-Electric High Speed Locomotive Demonstration program. The project goal is to develop a non-electric locomotive propulsion system capable of mph operation on existing infrastructure with good fuel economy and low noise and pollutant emissions.

Locomotive, any of various self-propelled vehicles used for hauling railroad cars on tracks. Although motive power for a train-set can be incorporated into a car that also has passenger, baggage, or freight accommodations, it most often is provided by a separate unit, the locomotive, which includes the machinery to generate (or, in the case of an electric locomotive, to convert) power and.

The EMD F40PH is a four-axle 3,–3, hp (– MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in several variants from to Intended for use on Amtrak's short-haul passenger routes, it became the backbone of Amtrak's diesel fleet after the failure of the EMD SDP40F.

Applied filters: Y and Caltrans/Caltrain/Calif. DOT. Walthers, Inc. Corporate Office and Store Address. West Florist Avenue. According to his parents, Joe Strapac has been watching trains ever since he has been old enough to look out of windows.

Raised within earshot of the Southern Pacific's San Pedro branch and the Pacific Electric's Southern District, he began a serious interest in locomotives and railroading in /5(3). The term Baby Bullet was coined by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, during her tenure in the California State Senate.

It was meant to suggest a service that would deliver passengers to their destinations faster. “The name Baby Bullet is a consumer s. Kato EMD F40PH Commuter Version Caltrain # N Scale Model Train Diesel Locomotive # Kato Double-Track Truss Bridge - '' cm (silver) N.

Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities (tourist railroads, fan trips), and great railroad photography.

Caltrain unveils the Baby Bullet locomotive [See VTA, page 5] [See Perata, page 3] Perata proposes bridge toll increase for transit By Bruce Shelton On Friday, April 4th, the commuter rail community was introduced to the new kid on the block.

At an early afternoon ceremony at the. Caltrain ridership continues to boom and even the addition of new cars may not be enough to stay ahead of demand. With Caltrain attracting about 4, new weekday riders every year sinceridership will reach alm on weekdays this summer, and could surp by Locomotive Propulsion and Braking Systems.

(1) Power Generation System. The Navy's equipment fleet for the movement of. railcars consists of diesel-electric locomotives, along with a few car movers at select locations. Diesel-electric locomotives use diesel engines coupled to. The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) is currently engaged in the development of an Advanced Locomotive Propulsion System (ALPS) for high speed passenger rail.

Page 5 of 8 - Caltrain Electricification Project - posted in Commuter Trains: Progressive Railroading, 8/ Caltrain inks contracts with Balfour Beatty, Stadler for electrification project Caltrain on Monday signed contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc.

and Stadler U.S. Inc. for the commuter railroads electrification project. The objectives of this study include the identification of aspects of locomotive design and operation related to crew egress or access by rescuers in accidents, with the goal of improving crew survivability.

This work identifies the considerations and options available for improving and optimizing locomotive egress/access by: 1. • There are seven principal locomotive manufacturers and five major rail car (“car”) manufacturers in the United States. While the locomotive manufacturers focus on market niches, car manufacturers typically supply a range of cars.

Hitachi has developed this hybrid propulsion system jointly with East Japan Railway Company (JR-East) for the application to next-generation diesel cars. Hitachi and JR-East have carried out the performance trials of the experimental vehicles with this hybrid propulsion system, which is known as [email protected]

switcher locomotive, and its fuel efficiency is 25 percent higher. • CSX: CSX has employed a cross-functional fuel Process Improvement Team (PIT) to identify options for reducing by 1 percent per year the fuel intensity (gallons/ton-miles) for cost savings and environmental gains. CSX was the first Class I railroad to join the.

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CalTrain F40PH-2s are not equipped with dynamic braking, employing a "blended braking" option instead. CalTrans were originally delivered lettered and painted for Amtrak, wearing numbers The only distinguishing marking was a CalTrans logo on the cab of each unit.

Caltrain Bi-levels: Caltrain provides commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninusla, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy. Trains operate out of San Francisco and San Jose on an approximately hourly basis every weekday, with more frequent service provided during commute hours and for special events such as sporting events.

Caltrain commuter rail system. Caltrain is in the midst of a nearly $2 billion Caltrain Modernization Program (CalMod) and electrifying the railroad as part of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP).

The PCEP, is expected to be operational in The Chief Officer, CalMod will oversee the entire CalMod program including Size: 1MB.

Passenger-rail locomotive builders pilot new technologies in a stable marketplace Alstom’s iLint multiple unit is the world’s first train to run on a hydrogen powered cell, the company says. Title: JPBX Description: JPBX at CalTrain's San Jose service facility: Photo Date: 6/15/ Upload Date: 10/11/ AM: Location: San Jose, CA: Author: Robert Sarberenyi.

Steam Workshop: Train Simulator. Caltrain is the last northbound limited stop train of the night. It is assigned a 6 car bombardier set as it is a pretty popular train for reverse commuters.

It departs San Jose at PM and arri.Proudly Serving Model Railroaders Since TRAINS. Search with Filters.