The American Turboliner: A Progress Report PUBLIC ACCESS

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Jerome R. Pier

Allied International Corporation

Paper No. 89-GT-110, pp. V002T04A003; 7 pages
  • ASME 1989 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 4–8, 1989
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7914-6
  • Copyright © 1989 by ASME


ASME Paper 75-GT-108, “The American Turboliner”, described the first gas turbine-hydraulic passenger trains manufactured in the U.S.A and subsequently placed in service by AMTRAK. The paper also developed design criteria for future improvements. This paper reviews the performance of these trains in their twelve years of service and describes the improvements in railway gas turbines which have been accomplished during this time. The potential for additional improvements is also developed and the significance of these improvements in the development of longer, higher speed trains for potential applications in the U.S.A. is explored to complete the progress report.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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