Patent Number: 6,308,639

Title: Hybrid battery/gas turbine locomotive

Abstract: Prior battery-powered electric locomotives have used multiple diesel engines to charge the batteries and have not been commercially accepted. The present invention provides a yard switcher which combines battery storage with a gas microturbine generator to provide an effective fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly locomotive. locomotive.

Inventors: Donnelly; Frank Wegner (North Vancouver, CA), Koldyk; Gerard Henry (North Vancouver, CA)

Assignee: Railpower Technologies Corp.

International Classification: B60L 11/02 (20060101); B61C 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018