Battery charging assembly for use on a locomotive

  • US 20060214626A1
  • Filed: 03/25/2005
  • Published: 09/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2005
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A battery charging assembly for use on a locomotive, comprising:

  • a diesel engine having a mechanical power output of less than about 50 horsepower;

    an oil tank coupled in fluid flowing relation relative to the diesel engine and which contains a volume of oil which facilitates the operation of the diesel engine for a time period which is at least equal to a maintenance interval for the locomotive; and

    an alternator coupled to the mechanical output of the diesel engine, and which produces an electrical power output to charge a plurality of batteries which are mounted on the locomotive.

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