Technical Reports

AEM-7 Electric Locomotive Testing at the Transportation Test Center

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1981
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; John A. Peters; Raymond P. Washburn; Paul E. Kovacs; James W. Grebenc
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/TTC-81/08
SUBJECT: Locomotive Standards (Safety & Noise)
KEYWORDS: Phase break, Pantograph, Catenary, Route simulator, Simulator, Trip time, Power factor, Power consumption, Current harmonics, Electric locomotive, Light flicker
ABSTRACT: This report describes the tests conducted at the Transportation Test Center (TTC) on the first production AEM-7 locomotive, AMTRAK 900. These tests, which were conducted between April 1980 and May 1981, were to evaluate the locomotive characteristics on 25 kV 60 Hz and 12.5 kV 60 Hz voltage supplies, and to examine the locomotive reliability under high speed operating conditions.
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