HIGH SPEED TRACK MEASURING CAR

Equipment for measuring the track must develop concomitantly with the introduction of higher speeds and heavier loads. In 1946, the JNR progressively developed a 3-axle wooden vehicle for measuring the track; it was followed in 1959 by an electric high speed vehicle (the MAY 341 with a steel body and 3 trucks) which was in turn followed by another high speed vehicle (921.1) for the Shinkansen designed to operate regularly at 160 km/h. The vehicle is designed to run at up to 210 km/h. The author gives an historical outline of all these developments.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kishimoto, S
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00316529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM