HOW TO CONVERT RAILROADS FOR RAPID TRANSIT

This article first presents the characteristics of rapid transit operation as distinguished from general and commuter railroad operation, then discusses some of the problems of headways, braking distances, and signal aspects required for mixed operation of rapid transit trains and railroad trains. The conclusion is that while it is not impossible to mix the operation of rapid transit services with railroad operations, the result could not be a good operation. An informative and still appropriate article even if it is more than a decade old.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1962-8-12

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  • Accession Number: 00050391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM