Two high-speed trains are described: the French Aerotrain, which rides on an air cushion on an inverted-T-shaped track; and a modified standard rail car fitted with jet engines by the New York Central, which was tested on standard tracks. General characteristics are presented for the Aerotrain and data on dimensions, weight and performance are listed. Discussion on the NYC train include; train design, jet conversion and jet engine characteristics, computer simulation of acceleration and deceleration track and vehicle instrumentation for measuring axle and wheel stress, vertical and lateral acceleration and displacements, speed, temperature, and crosslevel and running statistics for train.

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  • Accession Number: 00033740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1973 12:00AM