Technical Reports

Preliminary Design of Passive Tilting System for Amcoach: Volume 1. Description of Tilting Truck Currently Used by JNR

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1981
AUTHOR: Amcoach Tilting Truck Development Project Team
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-81/53.1
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Electric Railcar Train, Tilting Device, Japanese National Railways
ABSTRACT: A description of the tilting truck currently used by Japanese National Railways (JNR) is presented. JNR 381-series electric railcars with passive tilting device were manufactured to aim at speed-up in curves, and have been operated in Chuo-sai line between Nagoya and Nagano, and Kisei-line between Tennoji and Shingu. This report presents the background of tilting truck manufacture, an outline of 381-series electric railcar, a construction of tilting truck and an operational experience and future plan of tilting truck.

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