Several American railways will place in service lightweight stock based on the design of the Talgo trains which have been operating for some years on the Spanish National Railways. The Talgo type trains under construction are designed specially to meet the requirements of American Railways. A prototype has been tested and reported to run smoothly at up to 90 mph. Trains will be made up of three-car units and will be reversible. Depending on interior arrangements, the cars will accommodate 84-96 passengers. The overall width is 10 feet 2 inches and length 34 feet 6-1/2 inches. The vehicles are designed to withstand a buffing load of 800,000 lb. Tightlock couplers are fitted. The weight per passenger averages 700-800 lb., less than half that of American carriages of conventional design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-4-20

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 227-228
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  • Accession Number: 00039663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM