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.
- See also report dated April 74, PB-235703.
Boeing Vertol CompanySurface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
Philadelphia, PA United States 19142
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Dunton, W H
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 249 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance tests; Braking; Choppers (Electricity); Crashes; Design; Fire resistant materials; Light rail vehicles; Maintenance; Motors; Passenger cars; Railroad cars; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Repairing; Solid state devices; Systems engineering; Tests; Urban transportation; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: State of the Art Car (Rapid transit car)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Car repair; Choppers; Passenger car design; Rapid transit railways; Solid state
- Subject Areas: Design; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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