Flashcards in COG RR Chap 2 - Sheet1 Deck (29)
What are the two types of locomotives used by the railroad industry for regular service?
Electric Locomotives or Diesel-Electric locomotives
How many volts do the pantographs of electric locomotives collect?
What is a safe clearance from electrical locomotive rooftop equipment?
15 foot clearance
How fast can a HHP8 bi-directional locomotives travel?
What does an Acela train set consist of?
A power car on each end of six passenger cars
What are Acela Power cars numbered?
How fast will Acela train sets travel in the Washington Metro Area?
What does "HEP" stand for?
What is HEP?
Electrical power used to power the remainder of the train in addition to motive power
Do Freight trains have HEP?
No, Freight trains do not have HEP or a separate power plant
What size/ kind is the sprinkler connection on Amtrak High Speed trains?
2 1/2 inch National Standard Fire Thread female connection, located on either side of the locomotive or power car
Is there Emergency shut-offs on electric locomotives?
No,There are no Emergency shut-offs on electric locomotives
How do you remove power from Electric locomotives?
By lowering and latching the pantographs or by shutting down and grounding the catenary system
What is a "CAB CAR"?
the first car of a train when the train is in the push mode
Where are emergency fuel shut-offs located on diesel-electric locomotives?
one- located on the rear wall in the middle of the locomotive cab, two more are installed on the exterior; one on each side mid-point of the locomotive
Where are switches to shut down batteries on electric and diesel-electric locomotives located?
in the cab or machine and engine rooms
What type of doors are locomotive entry doors?
Manually opened, inward opening hinged doors
When are emergency roof hatches and soft spots intended to be used?
When the Locomotive has rolled over
Should water be applied down diesel locomotive stacks on fire?
No, Do not apply water down a diesel-electric locomotive exhaust stack during a fire
What agent can be directed down a stack on fire?
Dry Chemical agent from a Twinned Agent unit can be directed down the stack
Both the Amtrak HHP8 and the Acela train-set power cars are equipped with ______in the electrical cabinets of theri equipment rooms.
Dry chemical fire extinguishing systems
Do both Amtrak HHP8 locomotives and Acela train-set power cars have dry-piped sprinkler systems?
Yes, both trains have dry-piped sprinkler systems
Before charging the sprinkler system on an electric locomotive what must be done?
The pantographs on the locomotive must be down or the catenary power must be shut down and grounded
What is the best way to extinguish a exhaust stack fire?
Shut off the fuel at the emergency shut off to stop the stack fire. If the stack fire continues to burn, cool the exterior of the exhaust manifold in the ceiling of the locomotive
How much does a typical Diesel-electric locomotive weigh?
A typical diesel electric locomotive weighs more than 100 tons
What is the total potential Watt power capacity of an Electric Locomotive
2,500,000 Watts of Power
How much does the AEM-7 Electric Locomotive weigh?
What type of motor propels the locomotive axles?
Electric Traction motors