GAS TURBINE TRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN FRANCE
This paper presents a discussion on aircraft type gas-turbine train development. For railway traction purposes, the turbo-engines used on aircraft would improve the quality of the service provided in the electrified lines. The gas turbine should insure high speed and satisfactory acceleration. It would enable relatively lightweight construction to be carried out and run at a higher speed than trains on non-electrified lines. The gas turbine will not completely replace the diesel engine, but it will enable rolling stock to be constructed for which the diesel is unsuitable, especially in the case of high-speed, lightweight trainsets and, in the future, very high-power units.
- This paper was contributed by the Gas Turbine Division of ASME for presentation at the Gas Turbine Conference & Products Show, Houston, Texas, March 2-6, 1975.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Garde, M R
- Publication Date: 1974-12-13
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Gas turbines; High speed rail; Multiple unit trains
- Identifier Terms: Societe nationale des chemins de fer francais
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00083054
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 75-GT-122
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM