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Nuclear Powered Locomotives

moin1900

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Hi everybody

I am searching for pictures or drawings of the Krauss-Maffei "Atomlok" .
It is a german postwar project for a nuclear powered locomotive !

Data: Lenght 35m, wide 3m, weight 185 t, Power 5916 hp

Here I have found some websites with pictures of nuclear powered locomotives !
http://www.castor.de/technik/atomkraft/7_1954/14_18.html
http://nuclearsecrets.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/nu-tad-beidzot-kaut-kas-par-kodolfiziku/
http://www.deutsches-museum.de/ausstellungen/sonderausstellungen/2007/atombilder/

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I like 'Miss Atomic Bomb 1957' on the 3rd link and the mushroom cloud swimsuit !!

Larry
 

moin1900

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Hi everybody

I have found a drawing of the "Krauss-Maffei ATOMLOK"
http://trains-worldexpresses.com/500/501.htm
http://trains-worldexpresses.com/500/501-12m.JPG

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moin1900

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Hi everybody

Here another nuclear powered locomotive
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leifpeng/466040338/in/set-72157600082525306/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leifpeng/sets/72157600082525306/

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moin1900

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Hi everybody

Here another atomic train
http://www.popmech.ru/article/4168-podkinte-atoma-v-topku-33/

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moin1900

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Hi everybody

Here another very big nuclear powered locomotive. Please look at reply #6. There is a PDF file.
http://forums.flightsim.com/vbts/showthread.php?t=186383

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Good Lord what where they thinking in the past? It's so much simpler to just build a nuclear power plant and cables to run electric locomotives. :eek:
 

Grey Havoc

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Good Lord what where they thinking in the past? It's so much simpler to just build a nuclear power plant and cables to run electric locomotives. :eek:
Full direct electrification of railways was, and still is, quite expensive in both money and resources, not to mention time consuming and maintenance intensive. Depending on the location and type of railway, costs can even be outright prohibitive.
 
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