Magnetic Levitation (MagLev for short)--a technology where electric energy is converted directly into lift, guidance and propulsion--is advocated as the future intercity passenger ground transport. The emergence of MagLev in West Germany under sponsorship of the nation's Ministry of Research and Technology, has resulted in organization of Transrapid International, a consortium of high-tech firms carrying on the development. A short test facility was used for 1979 demonstrations and a 20-mile test track in north Germany is now available for high-speed tests. Sections of this pamphlet include: Genesis of MagLev; How MagLev Works; More than Just Speed: US Could be First; Construction and Financing; MagLev Ahead to Stay; Questions and Answers about MagLev; and Candidate Corridors for MagLev.

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    Budd Company

    3155 West Big Beaver Road, P.O. Box 2601
    Troy, MI  United States  48084
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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00392830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM