Proposals to apply Japanese, French and other non-U.S. technology to high-speed intercity service in the U.S. are described. Projects in California (Los Angeles-San Diego), south Florida (Miami-Orlando-Tampa), and Texas (Houston-Dallas) are being developed with California's the most advanced. This Los Angeles-San Diego line would utilize Japan's Shinkansen technology and with several intermediate stations would offer relatively short-haul service. Engineering for this line is described. It is concluded that future prospects for high-speed trains in the U.S. depend primarily on the success of the first line to be built.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-25
  • Serial:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Volume: 106
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0025-6501

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM