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High Speed Rail Planning, Policy, and Engineering, Volume II by Terry L. Koglin

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CHAPTER 4

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TRAINS

The operation of three types of trains is envisioned in the proposed system. Combined freight and passenger trains would be operated initially, running nonstop from origin to destination. When traffic has built up significantly, separate freight trains and passenger trains would be operated. Combined trains would continue to be operated as required. If passenger and freight trains operate on the same tracks, all equipment on all trains would be limited to axle loading of 27.5 tons (25 Mg), with type of trucks and axle spacing to minimize rail wear and track stresses. Equipment for freight trains and some aspects of passenger equipment are described in the following section. More complete description ...

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