A total of twenty 3,000 v dc electric coaches designed for a track gauge of 1,676 mm were supplied to the Chilean State Railways, where they are now in successful commercial operation, three trains on the Santiago-Chillan local service (AEL coaches) and two on the Santiago-Concepcion long distance service (AEZ coaches). Basically, each train consists of four coaches, but up to 16 can be connected for multiple unit operation. The maximum speed is 130 km/h for the AEL, and 160 km/h for the AEZ. Both types of coaches use common traction motors, traction control equipment, and bogie trucks. They are high-speed high-performance coaches completed strictly to customer specifications after overcoming a number of difficulties.

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    Hitachi Limited, Publications Department

    Nippon Bldg, #6-2, 2-chome Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Fujita, M
    • Hachijin, M
    • Mizumoto, I
    • Tamitani, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Pagination: p. 204-216
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  • Accession Number: 00127642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM