ENERGY, COST, AND DESIGN CRITERIA FOR AMTRAK AND HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAINS
In appraising possible energy, cost and design criteria for successful passenger service planning, a comprehensive review was undertaken of the literature and reports covering the 1920--1960 history and results of U. S. passenger-train operations. Some of the service showed a profit for many of these years, and the pertinent factors relating to operations, fares, design and costs are summarized. A list of apparent requisites for future service is set forth, and the technically-related concepts to accomplish this are detailed at the end. Many actual designs in the 1930--1970 evolution of modern lightweight passenger trains are analyzed on a comparative basis. Using the relationships and parameters evolved from this approach, some present and future designs are evaluated against these criteria.
- Proceedings of the 1974 Joint Railroad Conference, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, 3-4 April 1974.
ASME/IEEE Joint Railroad Conference, 1974245 East 47th Street
New York, NY USA 10017
- RICE, R A
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Bibliographies; Energy resources; High speed rail; Passenger service
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Subject Areas: Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00054723
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM