Japanese National Railways has developed electrical equipment inspection cars to rationalize the maintenance of electrical installations. This article presents details of the two newly developed inspection cars--one of which checks the catenary and the other the separate signalling installations. The electrically powered, cars can make inspections at speeds to 120 kph. Contact wire abrasion, deviation, height and possible interference with pantograph passage can all be checked. The signalling car can measure automatic train stop ground coil function, the activation of crossing circuits, operation of track circuits, and measure distances.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Fujita, S
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 23-24
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  • Accession Number: 00081378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM