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The Most Recent Developments in the Field of Very High Speeds in France - Electric Traction and Turbotrains
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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Railroads are presently operating at speeds of 200-210 km/h in France and Japan. Recent research shows that commercial trains operating at 250 km/h are now a certainity, and that speeds of 300 km/h 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.
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