THE U.S. STANDARD LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE--A PROGRESS REPORT
The U.S. Standard Light Rail Vehicle was designed by Boeing Vertol Company to replace the aging streetcars in several U.S. cities, and to provide an efficient vehicle for new light rail transit systems. The paper briefly describes the technical and design features of the LRV. It also describes the test program that was part of the development effort. The paper discusses test results achieved in testing and compares them with specification requirements. The paper discusses problems encountered during the test and development program. Finally the paper describes the initial introduction of the LRV into revenue service in Boston.
- For Meeting, August 8-11, 1977.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Cord, J M
- Norton, P R
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Light rail vehicles; Railroad cars; Rapid transit; Standardization; Street railroads; Testing
- Identifier Terms: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria
- Subject Areas: Design; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00173405
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: n 770680 Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1981 12:00AM