Early in 1977, the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, initiated the Improved Passenger Equipment Evaluation Program (IPEEP), which was designed as a detailed systematic review of advanced passenger trains and equipment throughout the world that could possibly be used in the United States. During the course of this program, the members of the IPEEP Train System Review Team prepared 24 technical papers, in addition to the basic set of IPEEP reports covering baseline data and individual train reviews and a separate report on train performance methodology. This volume of three papers covers minimum braking rate and worst-case braking distance characteristics for advanced U.S. high-speed passenger trains; braking systems for advanced high-speed passenger trains in France, Britain, Canada, and the United States; and the effect of articulation on passenger train braking systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Unified Industries, Incorporated

    6600 Loisdale Court, Suite 400
    Springfield, VA  United States  22150

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1981-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD-81/45.4 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTFR53-81-P-00189
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM