Gas Turbine Engines Applied to Passenger Trains 670968
The free turbine type of gas turbine engine, because of its light weight, compactness, and inherent torque characteristics, permits the design of a new type of passenger train with light weight, high performance, and good economy. Conversely, the inherent advantages of the turbine can be realized only in a vehicle designed as a system. The United Aircraft TurboTrain is such a system design. In addition to turbine powerplants, it incorporates high strength lightweight structure, a lightweight banking suspension system, aerodynamic streamlining, and modern conveniences.