Other Reports

Safety Relevant Observations on the X2000 Tilting Train

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1991
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Railroad Car Tilt Control, Railroad Technology, Safety Assessment
ABSTRACT: [From the Background section] This report describes the background leading up to the development of the X2000, the potential U.S. applications, and the technology in some detail and finally reviews FRA regulations that may be applicable to the design of this train relative to any potential U.S. application. This report utilizes material provided by the train developer, Asea Brown Boveri Traction AB (ABB), material gathered from independent sources, a site visit to the X2000 design and production facilities in June of 1990, and a ride on the equipment for over 400 km (250 miles) at speeds up to 200 km/h (125 mph), also during June of 1990.

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