ITALY'S PENDOLINO: A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT

Development of a tilting train by Italian State Railways is seen as an economic advantage over track modifications that would otherwise be required for high-speed passenger service. The ETR 401 is designed to achieve a 30% speed increase on lines with maximum conventional design speed of 160 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h on high-speed track. Prototype tests have shown the active suspension to be effective and durable; other facets of the trainset's design are seen to require modification.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Camposano, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00196538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM