1966-02-01

The United Aircraft Turbine Motor Train and Its Suspension System 660333

The turbine motor train designed by United Aircraft Corp. represents a systems approach to high-speed rail service, and incorporates many unique features that will permit operation at speeds up to 160 mph on existing roadbeds with significant savings in trip time and maintenance costs. Special emphasis is given the suspension system used on the UAC turbine powered train. The advantages of this system are that it banks the car body proportional to the lateral force, allowing higher speeds on curves with comfort equal to or greater than is now encountered. Also, intermediate axles are guided to eliminate the oscillations or truck hunting encountered in conventional trucks.

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