The author, who is a SNCF Ingenieur en Chef in charge of the Thermic Motor Department and therefore responsible for turboengine traction, explains in this article why, following the excellent results obtained with the RTG trainsets on the Paris-Cherbourg line, it has been decided to built RTG Turbotrains with a maximum speed of 200 km/h for operating on fast services over certain non-electrified lines, particularly on cross-country routes. He describes the rolling stock, its mechanical and thermic characteristics (turbomotor), the power transmission system and the electrical equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Bernard, J P
  • Publication Date: 1972-5


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00047805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1974 12:00AM