IMPROVED PASSENGER EQUIPMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM--TRAIN SYSTEM REVIEW REPORT. VOLUME 9-SPV2000 (UNITED STATES)

A description of the physical dimensions and the performance parameters of the Budd SPV2000 are presented. Various features of the train are reported. Among them are scheduled time on four nonelectrified U.S. rail corridors, passenger comfort, energy consumption, passenger safety, and development status. A review of the anticipated performance of the SPV2000 on four nonelectrified corridors is made. This performance is compared with that of existing corridor rolling stock for a SPV consist with the same seating capacity of the baseline train. The results are based on performance data supplied by the Budd Company. At this writing only a single prototype SPV2000 has been built. It is undergoing service evaluation on several U.S. railroads.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Task 1 contract. See also RRIS 03 319038; Bulletin 8002.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Unified Industries, Incorporated

    5400 Cherokee Avenue
    Alexandria, VA  USA  23312

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Small Business Administration

    1030 Fifteenth Street, NW, Room 250
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bachman, J A
    • DeVilliers, A L
    • Marchetti, J W
    • Meacham Jr, H C
    • Uher, R A
    • Watson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.IX Prelim.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-4249
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM