ECONOMICS OF TRACK IMPROVEMENT ATTENDANT ON SPEED-UP

This article discusses some of the factors involved in determining the maximum speed of trains in the context of achieving maximum economic benefit at minimum risk of safety and minimum maintenance. Train speed is examined in terms of its effect on (1) strength of track structure; (2) fatigue of track; (3) strength for lateral thrust; (4) safety against derailment; (5) ride comfort index and vibrations of car.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yamamoto, H
  • Publication Date: 1962-3

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  • Accession Number: 00037228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM