TRAINS OF THE FUTURE

Considering Trains of the Future, it is evident the conventional passenger train will be replaced by the High Speed Train (HST) in logical development and to speeds of 125 mph. Within a decade the next generation development of Advanced Passenger Trains (APT), whether British APT, French Turbo, Canadian LRS, or American turbotrain, will handle the majority of high density inter-city runs in America and Europe at maximum speeds of 155 mph. Beyond that point the exotic systems will certainly become a part of the surface transportation picture, whether Mag-Lev, tube train, LIM or TACV. America has lagged behind in the mass movement of people by rail transportation. This will be reversed by the aggression indicated by certain American Industries and the Pueblo High Speed Test Center. A major breakthrough is: (1) A collection system for pick up of electricity at 300 mph; (2) The 50 KVAC-60 catenary system--(a) The locomotives designed for 50 KVAC-60; (3) The superconductive metal alloys.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Thirty-Seventh Annual Proceedings of the Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association

    10414 South Wood Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60643
  • Authors:
    • Staeheli, G A
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00054603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1974 12:00AM