BR'S RAILBUS IN THE USA

Included are technical details of the British Rail/Leyland experimental railbus and a description of its brief test in the U.S. on the Northeast Corridor and on the Boston & Maine. This Leyland Experimental Vehicle (LEV) is a two-axle self-propelled railcar. Its U.S. test was financed by the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration; subsequently a larger version was ordered by FRA for a demonstration program. Ride quality of the vehicle was generally satisfactory; instrumentation was also provided for collection of data on braking characteristics.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 349-351
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 383
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM