The general feasibility, as well as the control aspects of a specific proposal for a gyro-stabilized high-speed train, running on a single monorail below the vehicle center of gravity, and comprised of a standard passenger car mounted on pairs of angled wheels running on the single rail is discussed. The expected application is to inter-city passenger transportation, e.g., Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor, at speeds in the order of 150 mph. Pneumatic tire suspension is considered, along with the various safety and economic aspects of system implementation. A comparison of the proposed monorail system with the high speed steel-wheel railway and the tracked air cushion vehicle. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    Control Systems Laboratory
    Ottawa, ONo K1A OR6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Hamill, P A
    • Hayes, W F
    • Ringer, T R
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Pagination: 56 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00080945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LTR-CS-77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM