BRAKING THE SNCF'S TURBOTRAINS
Starting with more or less standard electro-pneumatic tread brakes on the 160 km/h ETG series, French Railways progressed through disc and hydraulic brakes on the 200 km/h RTG to a complex system with four inter-dependent components on the 300 km/h TGV.001 experimental turbotrain. The combination of light axleload with high speed that is a feature of gas turbine traction creates unique problems in braking, even though SNCF is prepared to modify its signalling to provide greater stopping distances.
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IPC Transport Press, LimitedDorset House, Stamford Street
London SE1 9LU, England
- DUBOIS, C
- Publication Date: 1973-2
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brakes; Disc brakes; Technology; Turbotrains
- Geographic Terms: France
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Electro-pneumatic brakes; Magnetic track brakes
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00047478
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM