Survey of research carried out on Japanese National Railways. The author gives a detailed description of a large number of tests carried out on the causes, propagation and effects of fires, both in the open air and in tunnels on old or fireproof equipment both stationary and in motion. Conclusions include the following: if a fire occurs in a tunnel, the train should proceed, in long tunnels, special arrangements have been made for first aid and evacuation of passengers, and fire-proofing techniques have definite advantages and would benefit from further research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Takita, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 395-406
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM