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, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • DUBOIS, C
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Accession Number: 00047478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM