Progress during 1957 on the coal-burning gas-turbine power plant being perfected by the Locomotive Development Committee of Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., is reported. Operating experience with the Union Pacific Railroad’s 4500-hp General Electric gas-turbine-electric units, and the characteristics of the 8500-hp units on order from General Electric are given. The U. S. Army’s 30-ton unit, Electro-Motive Division’s free-piston engine, several British Railways developments, Soviet designs, Swiss, Czechoslovakian, Swedish, and French progress are reported.

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