This summary of information presented in Report FRA/ORD-77/27 traces the decade of development of unconventional high-speed ground transportation vehicles. The section on Advanced Systems discusses system engineering, tracked air cushion vehicles, tube vehicles, suspended vehicles and multimodal concepts involving passenger service. The section on Advanced Technology describes work with linear electric motors, guideways, power conditioning, controls, obstacle detection and communications. An Appendix explains current FRA advanced systems and advanced technology research programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A summary of Ten Years of Advanced Research and Development by the Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/27
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM