Railway Gazette International 1976 May US specialized equipment Transit Utopia

Railway Gazette International 1976 May US specialized equipment Transit Utopia

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Railway Gazette International 1976 May US specialized equipment Transit Utopia
Railway Gazette International 1976 May
First steps on the road to economic health
The Railroad Revitalisation & Regulatory Reform Act signed by President Ford on February 5 marks the beginning of a process that hopefully will restore bankrupt United States railroads to full economic health within the private sector 169
Amtrak re-equips for when the honeymoon is over
With nearly $2 000m available for the Northeast Corridor and plans to replace most obsolete stock by 1980, Amtrak's aim is to double its traffic in five years. President Paul Reistrup explains why he is looking to Europe and Japan for help in achieving 125 mile/h speeds 173
The firms that succeeded ...
Still widely regarded as a market closed to exporters, the United States in fact offers many opportunities to suppliers of specialised equipment who are prepared to organise local sales and servicing outlets, and arrange for indigenous manufacture if necessary 176
Transit from Utopia to Reality
Despite increasing investment and large doses of space-age technology, it cannot truthfully be said that the long decline of urban public transit in the USA has been turned round. Current doubts about the value of new projects to future economic development must be overcome before further money is committed to metro or light rail schemes 179
O&K marks 100 years of loco production with two industrial shunters
Orenstein & Koppel enters its second century of locomotive and rolling stock production this month with introduction of a new generation of heavy-duty industrial shunters 183
Planning Germany's first high-speed line Federal German Transport Minister Kurt Gscheidle explains how investment of DM2 500m in the high-speed line between Mannheim and Stuttgart gives one of the highest rates of return for a major transport project 185
Heavy freight locos of 3 250 hp delivered to British Rail
The first of 30 diesel-electric locomotives of Class 56 ordered by BR from Brush Electrical Machines has been completed by Electroputere in Roumania. A further 30 are being built by BREL at Doncaster 188
Reopened Central line provides crossBelfast link
Diversion of Northern Ireland Railways' principal services through the new Belfast Central station will reduce city-centre traffic and unify the country's passenger network 191

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