A COMPARISON OF LOCOMOTIVE HAULED TRAINS AND ELECTRIC MU CARS. TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Since 1969 the Penn Central Railroad has been operating a Metroliner fleet of sixty-one self powered electric cars (MU) between New York City and Washington, D.C. The fleet is operated on an hourly schedule in both directions and is presently providing a service of 198 trains per week. The Metroliners were designed for maximum speed of 160 miles per hour and have a short term power rating of 2500 horsepower per car at the wheels.
- Presented at the 1976 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 6-8, 1976.
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- Marchetti, J W
- Publication Date: 1976-3-8
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Drag; Freight terminals; High speed rail; Intermodal terminals; Locomotive operations; Maintenance management; Maintenance practices; Multiple unit trains; Planning; Reliability; Scheduling; Train operations; Train track dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive hauled; Train performance
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00131627
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: C76 461-9 IA
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM