The prototype coach of the French National Railway, which uses a pendulum suspension to improve stability, is shown and described. The relationships between speed, superelevation of the track and centrifugal force are explained. In trail tests run at about 100 mph, g-forces were reduced from 0.24 to 0.06 by the use of the pendulum suspension, which greatly added to passenger comfort and reduced track stress.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1957-5-3

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  • Accession Number: 00037630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM