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Conference on "New Trains for New Railways" : 20-21 May 1998, York Viking Moat House, UK

Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain). Railway Division.
Publisher: Bury St Edmunds : Professional Engineering Publishing for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1998.
Series: IMechE conference transactions, 1998-7
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the privatization of the rail industry, many operators have committed to purchasing new rolling stock for running passenger services. This text investigates what manufacturers want to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain). Railway Division.
ISBN: 1860581463 9781860581465
OCLC Number: 39875467
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations, 2 maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why new trains?: new trains for a new railway - a global perspective; the business case for new trains - developing a robust case; new customers for new trains. What trains?: performance specifications - what are they for and what must they really contain?; new vehicles for continuing rail head conditioning and track treatment operations. Who pays what?: reliability - how much is it worth?; life-cycle costing - far from just a calculation. Making the train: a new lease of life; new trains for the new Lantau and airport railway; getting the trains approved. Putting the track to work: building reliable, maintainable trains; new trains for old - heavy mid-life refurbishment of KCRC's EMU fleet in Hong Kong; new maintenance packages - are they a good deal?; LCC - what is the real impact upon design?. Making the trains work better: a wider UK market for simpler, tilting trains?; the development of gauging software for titling trains; innovation and new trains.
Series Title: IMechE conference transactions, 1998-7
Responsibility: organized by the Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) ; sponsored by Kvaerner [and others].

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