Turbine train T.G.V.-001 is the first example of rolling stock designed from the start for speeds in excess of 250 km/h. Of course it is a multiple-unit train because it is a certain fact that locomotive hauled trains, the traditional arrangement inherited from the days of steam traction, are no longer suitable for very high speed running. The multiple-unit train offers considerable advantages such as better aerodynamic characteristics, limitation of the axle load to about 16 tonnes, a high proportion of powered axles and better braking performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation des Industries Ferroviaires

    12 rue Bixio
    75007 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Bernard, J P
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 24 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM