SOAC. STATE-OF-THE-ART CAR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. VOLUME 2. REPAIR, RE-TEST AND OPERATIONAL EVALUATION

The two-volume report documented the design, fabrication and test of two new State-of-the-Art Cars (SOAC) whose objective was to demonstrate the best available (1971-72) rail rapid transit vehicle technology. The SOAC features a DC-DC chopper in the propulsion system, separately excited DC traction motors, all-steel construction (with molded fiberglass ends), and vandal-resistant and fire-retardant materials in the interior. This volume, Volume 2, of a two-volume report covers the repair of the damage sustained by the No. 2 car in an accident at the Transportation Test Center (TTC) in August 1973, the post-repair testing at the TTC, and the operational evaluation of the SOAC in revenue service in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated April 74, PB-235703.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dunton, W H
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 249 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D174-10031-2 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-06-0026-75-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM