MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF VERY HIGH SPEEDS IN FRANCE--ELECTRIC TRACTION AND TURBOTRAINS

Railroads are presently operating at speeds of 200-210 km/hr in France and Japan. Recent research shows that commercial trains operating at 250 km/hr are now a certainty, and that speeds of 300 km/hr are possible. This paper describes SNCF's experience in operating and testing such trains. Modifications needed in track structure, rolling stock, engines, electrical current collection, traction, aerodynamics, braking, and wheel-to-rail adhesion are discussed in detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting 8-12 January 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • TESSIER, M
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 730061 Prepr
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1976 12:00AM