REFITTED METROLINERS: PROTOTYPES FOR UPGRADING THE FLEET

An improvement program started in 1970 has produced four Metroliner cars rebuilt to assure greater reliability and more economical maintenance. Dynamic braking resistors have been moved to the roof and air intakes for cooling air for underbody electrical equipment are also located there. Major modifications were made to power conditioning, propulsion, trainlines, cooling, suspension, environmental control and wiring, and a new diagnostic and monitoring system has been incorporated. The remaining 57 Metroliners may be retrofitted with this same equipment; Amtrak has not yet made a decision.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • ELLSWORTH, K G
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-39
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM