A description of the physical dimensions and performance parameters of the German ET403 passenger train is presented. Various features of the train are described. Among them are estimated schedule time, passenger comfort and safety, energy consumption, and development status. Modifications for North American operation are also described. A review of the anticipated performance of the ET403 on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is made. This performance is compared to existing corridor rolling stock. Modifications to the ET403 carbody structure to meet the Association of American Railroads (AAR) interchange requirements were estimated by the evaluators. Seating capacity of the ET403 was increased by adding six coaches to provide passenger seating capacity compatible with a baseline train. The performance results are based on data supplied by the German Federal Railway and AEG-Telefunken. The train has been subjected to intensive testing and passenger revenue service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 03 319038; Bulletin 8002.
  • Corporate Authors:

    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: 1978-3-25

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.III Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-4249
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM