A number of new passenger train systems have been developed throughout the world and are now, or soon will be available. They represent technology that is available for possible use in the United States. Starting in early 1977, the Improved Passenger Equipment Evaluation Program (IPEEP) initiated a detailed systematic review of advanced trains and equipment now in operation or under development. IPEEP methodology allows the performance and curving safety of a given trainset to be reviewed relative to a baseline train on an appropriate domestic rail passenger service corridor. Baseline performance and review criteria are defined by an upgraded Metroliner on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), and by the Turboliner- and F40PH-hauled Amfleet equipment on the other corridors. The corridors, suggested by Amtrak, were simulated with respect to grade, alignment, and speed restrictions. A description of the baseline trains, corridors, and data used for computer simulation of performance is presented in volume 1. Individual train reviews are presented in volumes 2 through 9. A description of train performance methodology is contained in a separate report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 03 319039 thru RRIS 03 319046; Bulletin 8002.
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    Unified Industries, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Bachman, J A
    • Marchetti, J W
    • Meacham Jr, H C
    • Uher, R A
    • Watson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 354 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.I Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-429
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM