DOT AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ACT I TO GARRETT

Garrett AiResearch Manufacturing Company, Torrance, California received an $8 million contract from the DOT for the construction of a prototype train of the Advanced Concept Train (ACT-1). The exterior of the train will be similar to Britain's Advanced Passenger Train (APT), but will incorporate a revolutionary new propulsion system. An energy-storage flywheel propulsion system will be designed to conserve electricity. When the train is braking, the motors will act as generators to accelerate a high velocity flywheel. When the train starts, it will draw upon the energy stored in the flywheel to provide an extra boost of power.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 67-68
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1982 12:00AM