Railways of six western European nations have agreed to purchase 500 coaches built to a common design with ten pre-production prototypes scheduled to undergo testing by the administrations involved. Special attention is being given to running stability at speeds up to 200 km/h, to air-conditioning equipment, and to energy supply. Provision is made for production of the cars by manufacturers other than those initially involved in order that no group will be able to monopolize orders for future vehicles. The cars are financed by the European rolling-stock finance organization, Eurofima.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 310
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM