The report is a summary of currently available brake components and braking systems that might be applicable to 150-mph passenger service. The summary includes an analysis of the braking problem, a description of braking systems now in use and an evaluation of several advanced braking systems. The report reviews whether or not eddy-current brakes should be developed for use on Amcoaches and/or Metroliners in high-speed service in the Northeast Corridor. This report also considers what systems or components should be developed in the event that eddy-current brakes prove unusable.

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  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/33 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64113
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM