THE LANDS TEST SITE. POINTS AND CROSSINGS FOR SWITCHING TRAINS AT HIGH-SPEEDS

LE CHANTIER D'ESSAI DES LANDES. APPAREILS DE VOIE FRANCHISSABLES EN DEVIATION A' GRANDE VITESSE

Photographic report with brief technical particulars on the characteristics and layout of the points and crossings being tested by the SNCF on the Bordeaux-Dax line, which make it possible to switch trains onto turnout tracks at speeds of 220 km/h at least. The blade alone extends over 36 m, for a switch with a total length of 210 m; the radius of the curve is about 10,000 m (tg 0.0162).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Assoc Francaise des Amis des Chemins de Fer

    Gare de l'Est
    Paris,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 207-210
  • Serial:
    • Chemins de Fer
    • Issue Number: 307
    • Publisher: Association Francaise des Amis des Chemins de Fer

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM