Posts Tagged ‘Trolley/Buses’

What kind of engine is used in trams and trolleybuses?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Question by Teymur A: What kind of engine is used in trams and trolleybuses?
Are electric motors the same as for example in CD-ROMs, only bigger, used to move trams?

Best answer:

Answer by busnuttwo
most big trans use diesel engine to power a generator to power elect motors at wheels elect parts are 600 volts dc so ypu can vary speed diesel engine operates from 300 rpm to about 900 rpm depends on engine most are 16 cyl or 20 cyl some were g m 16 149 whitch mean 16 cyl 149 cu in per cyl some trams work same way city trolly with over head wires may work in higher voltage but do not have diesel engine some are ac some dc depends on age etc old are dc there are lots of book on big trains etc

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Trains and Trolley/Buses of Philadelphia, USA (FOR SEPTA FANS)

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional municipal authority that operates various forms of public transit — bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolley bus — that serve 3.8 million people in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. -included in video: pcii, white streetcars (or kalawasaki trams), subway (underground and elevated), bus, trolley bus and regional septa trains

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