PARAMETRIC STUDIES OF NORTH EAST CORRIDOR RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE BETWEEN NEW YORK CITY AND WASHINGTON, D. C

Speed profiles of rail passenger service between New York City and Washington, D.C. were developed and showed progressively fewer speed restrictions and increasing maximum speeds. The significant equipment characteristics include the portion of the total weight on driven axles, i.e., multiple unit (MU) cars versus locomotive hauled trains, and the short term tractive effort rating of the motors. The ratio of acceleration plus braking time to total time is provided for validation of the use of the short term propulsion equipment ratings. Absolute trip times are shown to be determined primarily by the allowed speed profile. Locomotive hauled train weights and lengths and the locomotive capabilities and characteristics that are required to make the performance of this type of train comparable to that of MU trains are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  USA  91103
  • Authors:
    • Stallkamp, J A
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-155553, JPL-PUB-77-75
  • Contract Numbers: NAS7-100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM