Intercityexperimental

Intercityexperimental

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Intercity Experimental, later renamed ICE V, was an experimental train for research into high-speed rail. It is the predecessor of all Intercity-Express trains. Deutsche Bundesbahn had been operating InterCity trains at up to 200 km/h since 1973. The following year, research into even higher speeds began. At the DB works in Munich-Freimann, a workgroup called Forschungsgruppe Rad-Schiene was founded to evaluate the feasibility of high-speed traffic on conventional rail systems. After several trials with conventional locomotive-pulled trains and the construction of a roller dynamometer test bench capable of reaching speeds of up to 500 km/h, it was decided in September 1982 to build a trainset, with the locomotives permanently fixed to the carriages, to evaluate the specific concept of such a train.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135680501
  • 9786135680508