The Anonymous Widower

Could Bombardier Build A Hydrogen-Powered Aventra?

In Is A Bi-Mode Aventra A Silly Idea?, I looked at putting a diesel power-pack in  a Class 720 train, which are Aventras, that have been ordered by Greater Anglia. I said this.

Where Would You Put The Power Pack On An Aventra?

Although space has been left in one of the pair of power cars for energy storage, as was stated in the Global Rail News article, I will assume it is probably not large enough for both energy storage and a power pack.

So perhaps one solution would be to fit a well-designed power pack in the third of the middle cars, which would then be connected to the power bus to drive the train and charge the battery.

This is all rather similar to the Porterbrook-inspired and Derby-designed Class 769 train, where redundant Class 319 trains are being converted to bi-modes.

I also suggested that a hydrogen power-pack could be used.

After writing Is Hydrogen A Viable Fuel For Rail Applications?, I feel that a similar hydrogen power pack from Ballard could be used.

October 29, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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