Progress in Railway Mechanical Engineering (1976–1977 Report of Survey Committee) Cars and Equipment

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W. P. Manos

Research and Development, Pullman Standard, A Division of Pullman Incorporated

J. Eng. Ind 100(1), 79-87 (Feb 01, 1978) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439350 History: Received August 05, 1977; Online July 15, 2010


This survey of the annual ASME report covers some of the major developments in rail freight and passenger equipment made public in the last calender year. It covers developments worldwide. In the freight area the main developments are aimed at transporting bulk commodities with some thought being given to multipurpose concepts. The passenger developments are continuing in LRVS, rapid transit, and commuters; however, long haul equipment is also being developed.

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