In the first place, the author reviews the research now being carried out, and provides brief information concerning each branch. He then examines the perspectives opened up by this work for the future--exploration of the range of speeds of around 400 km/h as well as of the limits made possible by adhesion, having regard to the improvements made to rolling stock and the track, progress in the case of motor systems by improving the turbine, sulphur-sodium batteries, selective two-way telecommunication between trains occupying a given section, and more extensive automation of their control, by means of computers carried on board, and automated management of traffic, orientated, ultimately, towards a system of wagons with autonomous, tele-controlled, motor equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Spring, K H
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM