Friday, October 25, 2013

Jet locomotive

Britannica Book of the Year 1967.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1967.
In 1966, a diesel engine locomotive was fitted with two roof-mounted General Electric J-47 aircraft gas turbines.  When they were lit up, the 62 ton engine car managed 183.85 mph.  Its cruising altitude was not reported.

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