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JFairman JFairman is offline
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Old Alco deisel locomotive engines had an air compressor that stored high pressure air and shot it into the turbo to help spool it up faster when getting going. They called it jet assist.

Those are really big V16 diesel engines that spin a big generator that makes electricity that powers big electric motors that turn the metal wheels of the locomotive.

Obviously that doesn't relate to a 930 but it's the first time I've heard anyone else mention stored up high air pressure jet assist to help spin up the exhaust turbine.
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