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Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 03.01.2013
Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive
Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999 is the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the United States. But when one of the thousand lead-acid batteries that power it dies, the locomotive shuts down. To combat this problem, a team of Penn State researchers is developing more cost-effective ways to prolong battery life.