The reliability of the electrical system of any vehicle is greatly affected by the way the system is configured. The propulsion and braking systems of a train must be unaffected by failures occurring in the nonessential power areas. With these criteria in mind the so-called 'Auxiliary Power System' of the Metroliner car was analyzed. This auxiliary power system was found to be deficient in achieving these ends. Recommendations suggest methods of satisfying these criteria by segregating the essential from the nonessential elements, thereby enhancing the overall availability of the Metroliner car. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Abbas, J D
    • Watt, CWJ
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-71-2 Intrm Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM