• GE know-how addition

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by Petz
 
About five years ago GE bought the "Jenbacher Werke" in Tirol, western Austria.

http://www.ge-energy.com/prod_serv/prod ... /index.htm

Aquiring this producer GE got a lot of diesel engine know how too. In the early years Jenbacher had built the most switching and road diesel engines up to 1500 hp with hydraulic transmission for the austrian state railways (OEBB) and some export locos and trains too. Later the locomotive market had been left and Jenbacher specializes in big diesel and gas engined power plants. The Jenbacher engines were known as rugged and very high efficient and maybe in the future we will see Jenbacher know how in a GE - loco too.... :wink:
  by MEC407
 
Petz wrote:...maybe in the future we will see Jenbacher know how in a GE - loco too.... :wink:
The very near future! GE is putting Jenbacher engines in locomotives that they are building for the U.K.

More info at:

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=45650

  by Petz
 
Thanks for the info, have not seen your linked topic...

GE raises the security standards in Jenbach at a very high level and our truckers (steel trade company) are not very amused about that.
Some years ago you completed a delivery in some minutes, today you need half an hour to pass the security controls - more time than necessary on Innsbruck´s airport or the state prison...... :wink: