As the Shinkansen network is extended throughout Japan, the electric cars for these high speed passenger trains will encounter conditions differing from those for which the New Tokaido Line cars were designed. Differences in topography, climate and power supply are being met by a design which will have a new structure and new performance criteria. Six prototypes have been tested since August 1973. Main goals in their design are: (1) maximum speed of 260 kph; (2) the 12% grades, long tunnels and short station stops make necessary new traction capabilities; (3) through operation on 50 and 60 Hz power systems is necessary; (4) carbody insulation and resistance to entry of snow are emphasized; (5) design for maximum economies of mass production. Data from prototype tests will be fed into the final production car design.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

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

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-8
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  • Accession Number: 00081381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM