THE COURSE OF DEVELOPMENT OF SHINKANSEN. CARS AND FUTURE PLANNING

The rolling stock fleet at present in service on the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Hataka totals 2,336 cars. The first prototype vehicles were tested in 1962 on the Kamonomiya test track. The article describes the various designs of the cars and inspection methods. In the case of the Tohoku and Joetsu lines, the Shinkansen will run through regions with much heavier snowfalls. New rolling stock has therefore been designed to resist temperatures of minus 15 deg C and snowy conditions, making use of experience acquired during construction of the Tokaido line.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Ishi, Y
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 11-15
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM