AN ASSESSMENT OF THE RESEARCH CARRIED OUT BY THE USSR RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR RAILWAY TRANSPORT AND THE PRINCIPAL AIMS OF THE INSTITUTE

ITOGI NAUCNYH ISSLEDOVANIJ I OSNOVNYE ZADACI INSTITUTA

The article takes stock of the problems examined in 1973 at the USSR Research Institute for Railway Transport. These problems concern practically all aspects of railway transport. The Institute has carried out studies which were a basis for the modernisation work begun of the Moscow- Leningrad line with a view to increasing train running speeds to 200 km/h. Tests are under way on the Baltic network and the ER 200 electric train set will be placed in regular service in the near future. The Institute also participated in the construction and successfull testing of the first electric railcar in the world with 3000 kW engine and no collector. The electric railcars could have a rated output of 10-12,000 kW in the near future. In 1973 tests were carried out successfully on the automatic control of a trainset on a suburban line. Two of this type of trainset will be built during this year and eighty in 1975-1976.

  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Russian

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1-6
  • Serial:
    • Vestnik VNIIZT
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: All-Union Scientific Res Inst of Railroad Transp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM