PROPULSION CONTROL FOR PASSENGER TRAINS PROVIDES HIGH-SPEED SERVICE

The electric control and propulsion systems in the Penn Central railroad's new Metroliner trains running between New York City and Washington, D.C., are discussed. They are claimed to be major steps in railroad technology. They accelerate a train smoothly to 150 mph in about 3 min and automatically apply motoring or braking force as needed to hold the selected speed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Westinghouse Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15222
  • Authors:
    • Moxie, J E
    • Krings, B J
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 143-149
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM