Posts Tagged ‘cruise’

What is the ratio of fuel consumption between cruise and acceleration?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Question by sparc77: What is the ratio of fuel consumption between cruise and acceleration?
I realized locomotives burn more fuel when accelerating than when they have the train up to speed and cruising. But what is the ratio?
Granted there are a number of factors involved such as number of cars per locomotive, load weight, final velocity, incline and so forth. I not trying to get too specific, just looking for an educated estimate.

Best answer:

Answer by Bruce
Email “Andy” he’s an railroad engineer.

One of his answers appears here.

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Mediterranean Rail Cruise 4: Nice – Marseille, August 20-21 2008

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Morning at the coast of Villefranche-sur-Mer between Nice and Monaco including TGV and EuroCity to Italy, evening and next morning at the spectacular Côte Bleue (the sea really is extremely blue there ;-)) diesel line Marseille – Martigues, especially around Niolon at the viaduct of La Vesse and at the giant bridge of Martigues, including many loco-pulled trains and a little freight.

Do trains have cruise control?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Question by Gunslinger2071: Do trains have cruise control?
I know old trains did not, but what about modern diesel or electric trains freight or passenger trains?

Best answer:

Answer by people are idiots
Of course.

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