Chops wrote:That really is a project among projects. Truly an engaging piece, but a bit large for my little roundy-round. I hope for its great success. I hope, and interesting side note, the Union Pacific, always interested in larger and larger power, developed a gas turbine between 1952 and 1961. The exhaust went out the roof, and there is a story that the unit once parked under a highway overpass for a period of time, at idle. The heat from the exhaust melted the asphalt, rendering the road unusable!
They used a fuel I forget the name of that was effectively a waste product and cost virtually nothing. It was the development of cracking that gave it a valuer and rendered the gas turbines too expensive to run. Have any survived?