After several decades of the promotion of road transport we have now realised that the provision of more roads will not on its own solve our traffic problems. More emphasis is being placed on rail transport and with the advent of the EC and the Channel Tunnel strategies are changing both for passengers and freight. There has never been so much activity in rail transport as we are currently experiencing. This will continue and increase into the next decade and beyond, and will be a critical aspect of transport planning for the long term. This book reviews the international and national scene in all sectors of the industry and takes a look at the development which will continue into the 21st century.The running gear comprising the suspension and drive systems of a track-guided vehicle must control the motion of the vehicle whilst ... system. For example, minimising the forces applied to the track can reduce the costs of track maintenance.
|Title||:||Modern Railway Transportation|
|Author||:||B. H. North, Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Telford - 1993-01-01|