Two efforts to solve Germany's rail transportation problem are being made by the country's industry and government. First, the conventional "wheel on steel" systems are being upgraded with a goal of 300 kph trains for passengers and freight. Second, development is underway of a train with a speed of 500 kph, probably riding on a near-frictionless magnetic suspension and powered by a linear induction motor. The author details planning and development for Germany and tells how this country's transportation system should eventually be an integral part of a nine-nation transportation network.

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    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44113
  • Authors:
    • Haumann, G W
  • Publication Date: 1973-9-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-26
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 45 N
    • Issue Number: 21
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM