DERAILED: CASE HISTORIES OF THE FAILURE OF HIGH SPEED RAIL IN THE UNITED STATES

The author addresses the history of the development of high speed rail in the United States. He mentions the High Speed Ground Transportation Act, which was passed in 1963 and stayed in effect until June 1975. Under this Act, the electric Metroliner service from New York City to Washington, D.C. was started. A nonelectric Turbo Train ran from Boston to New York. Both the linear induction motor and the tracked air cushion were developed and tried out, though neither of them were directly put into service. Each, in their own way, provided conceptual and technological precedent for the current maglev trains.

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  • Accession Number: 00727113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1996 12:00AM