Metro cars ordered by Chicago, Miami and Baltimore represent the first large-scale production of bodies fabricated from low-carbon stainless steel. This material is not only easier to form and has better welding characteristics; it also has a superior finish which is important when cars are not painted. Stainless costs more than other steels which are not corrosion-resistant, but lends itself readily to lightweight forms of construction that can rival aluminium. Another advantage is the high modulus of elasticity which enables a stainless steel car to resist deformation from overloads or impacts while still absorbing energy.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Darrah, J B
  • Publication Date: 1981-4

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  • Accession Number: 00334432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM