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Battery electric traction

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by burnham-t, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. 30854

    30854 Part of the furniture

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    Haven't a scwbi concerning the ERTMS system's requirements I'm afraid, tho' from the little I've read, I'm guessing a continuous power supply with inbuilt redundancy is a 'must'. In the UK at least, Vivarail must've cracked this one, given they're offering a battery variant.
     
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    Certainly London Transport had some locos capable of running on battery power, and presume they still do so. Converted from withdrawn tube stock IIRC.
     
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    That's my understanding too, along with the tube gauge yellow beasties.
     
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    I think the Tube's battery locomotives are the "yellow beasties" referred to by @30854. There were and I think still are some "Pilot Motors" converted from operational tube cars, but not battery powered.
     

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