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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ASME/IEEE Joint Railroad Conference, 1974

    245 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • RICE, R A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM