One of the main technical limitations affecting high speed guided transport is the transmission of large amounts of electric power from the track to the vehicle through a sliding of rolling contact. The problem is primarily one of dynamics, and on the 300 to 400 km/h region the shorter and stiffer mechanical circuit offered by the conductor rail is likely to prove more attractive than a light catenary.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Morris, R B
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

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  • Accession Number: 00044037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways Board
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM