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, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 42–47 | Cite as

Diesel Power Module for Electrification of Extra Mile

  • Thomas Praxmarer
  • Michael Aschaber
  • Christian Thoma
  • Jochen Emde
Development Electrification
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In areas of tranship and container terminals not part of the overhead contact system, operators depend on local shunters for moving trains. This is exactly the void filled by the newly developed Diesel Power Module from Steyr Motors; thus, it serves to enhance the Siemens Vectron platform.

Operating Requirements

The requirements for moving the last mile without shunters — moving entire trains in container terminals, relocating the locomotive in stations with two types of current without outside help and traveling on sidings without electricity — can be defined by the following route characteristics: in this kind of operating range, the infrastructure is terraced with inclinations of 2.5 ‰ maximum, while short inclinations up to 40 ‰ may occur in siding areas. Thus, a basic feasibility test was conducted before embarking on the actual development of the Diesel Power Module (DPM). It involved driving dynamic testing to verify and adjust the tractive resistance formula according to Strahl...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Praxmarer
    • 1
  • Michael Aschaber
    • 1
  • Christian Thoma
    • 2
  • Jochen Emde
    • 2
  1. 1.Steyr Motors GmbHSteyrAustria
  2. 2.Siemens AGErlangenGermany

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