This paper proposes a new type of subway. Surface stations and very deep tunnels would result in steep grades. The Leanway vehicle would have passenger pods that remain level on the grades. Gravity would accelerate and decelerate the vehicles, contributing to energy conservation. Fairly detailed projections are presented, and cost savings compared with contemporary rapid transit subways are claimed. Linear Induction Motors and Magnetic Levitation are considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sottile (Antonine Lafata)

    P.O. Box 28292
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Sottile, A L
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1981 12:00AM