French Railroads, The brochure 1970s ? FNRR SCNF Map
French Railroads, The brochure 1970s ? FNRR SCNF Map
French Railroads, The brochure 1970s ? FNRR SCNF Map

French Railroads, The brochure 1970s ? FNRR SCNF Map

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French Railroads, The brochure 1970s ? FNRR SCNF Map
The French Railroads brochure 1970s ? FNRR SCNF
This brochure is designed for the young,  It will show them that the French Railway is tail a very young industry.   By putting the first cars on the rails The French Railway is well known the world overpublishing this brochure we intend to show that the railroad in France is a modern tool, well adapted to its time, and that it remains a comfortable and practical means of transportation.   MAP.  24 pages.  Stamped MCR-NMRA London in 71 on the back cover.  
In the competition among modern means of transportation, the railroad has one advantage : it needs the least amount of power to carry a very heavy load at a high speed. Why ? Because rolling on rail requires very little resistance to forward motion.
Today, the practice of welding several rails together to make sections of approximately 2,600 feet in length is becoming more and more prevalent.
For passengers, the rolling thus becomes uniform. There is no more noise, nor any rythmic jerks that rail joints used to create. The trip becomes more enjoyable. The passenger cars, as well as the rail, suffer less wear and tear.
The sketches (opposite) show how two delicate problems were solved : the fastening of the rail to the ties and the joining between two successive sections. The rail fasteners are elastic. The ties, made of wood or concrete, are embedded into the ballast, made of broken stones. The long sections of rail are held together by feathered joints : expansion of the extremity of the long rails can thus be checked, while the continuity of the rolling surface is still maintained. Sections of rail, prewelded electrically, are brought to the construction site on trains of flat cars. Because of their flexibility, these sections easily fit the track curvatures. Rail sections are placed on each side of the track to be renewed, then positioned and joined by thermic welding. Track curvatures have a large radius, in order to enable the trains to run at high speeds, eliminating the inconvenience of centrifugal force. Trains may cross from one track to another by means of switches. They are operated by remote control from a tower by mechanical devices or, more and more frequently, by electronically-controlled electric motors.

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