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1967 were recently sold for almost 90% of the original
Commuter and Passenger Trains: The commuter and
passenger rail category has an enormous variety of train
designs and structures. These range from the light rail,
commuter and metro trains, and trams to the more
substantial inter-city and express trains. Alstom, a leading
transnational corporation and producer of the European
TGV and of Pendolino-type trains, has a comprehensive
description of some of these trains available on their
In these trains the structural loads imposed by the
passengers and their seating dictate the designs. Here
the advantage of long aluminum extrusions has become
LIGHT METAL AGE, OCTOBER 2007
LIGHT METAL AGE, OCTOBER 2007 The weight reduction enabled by the use of aluminum
is also critical in the newer inter-city tilting, or Pendolinotype, trains. Pendolino, which means pendulum in Italian,
was the company that pioneered this tilting development
and was taken over by Alstom in 2002. Just as a cyclist
leans into the curve as he rounds a bend, the tilting
train leans into curves and can...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2014 for the course CM 312 taught by Professor Mariowriedt during the Spring '10 term at Clarkson University .
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