Report May Show Maryland Maglev Train Not Cost-Feasible
- Swiss roll over high-speed rail plans. // Engineer (00137758);11/22/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7616, p5
Reports that plans to connect Switzerland's major cities via a high-speed underground rail link appear to be over. Plan to use magnetically levitated trains; Concerns about safety and completion of the system only by 2030; Lost of confidence in the scheme by the country's transport minister.
- FRA, Air Force building maglev track. // Public Roads;Winter96, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p51
Reports on the collaboration between the Federal Railroad Administration and the US Air Force to conduct a magnetic levitation (maglev) experiment for high-speed ground transportation and missile defense warhead testing. Air Force's construction of a maglev track in New Mexico.
- Maglev Project Meant to Link Baltimore and D.C. Loses Steam. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;12/17/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31534, p5
Reports on disapproval of the project to build a $4.4 billion highspeed magnetic levitation train system between Baltimore in Maryland and Washington D.C. Reasons for the disapproval; Sufficiency of funds for the project according to Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley; Efforts planned by the...
- The Evolution of Transport. Ausubel, Jesse H.; Marchetti, Cesare // Industrial Physicist;Apr/May2001, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p20
Focuses on the development of transport systems in the U.S. Interpretation on movement and geography; Evolution of mobile machines; Speed of maglev.
- Flying trains. Daniels, Pam // Cricket;Feb2000, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p16
Focuses on the mechanism of magnetic levitation (maglev) trains. Utilization of principles of magnetism in creating maglev; Maximum travel speed of maglev trains; Description of maglev trains in Japan and Germany; Plans for use of maglev vehicles in the United States.
- Working on the railroad. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Dec93, Vol. 76 Issue 12, p6
States that a government-sponsored report recommends that the United States develop its own magnetic-levitation industry in order to build new, high-speed `maglev' trains. The National Maglev initiative; Work of the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies; Details.
- Fast track. Stiefel, Chana // Science World;03/23/98, Vol. 54 Issue 12, p13
Describes the maglev, a Japanese train which floats in the air above a track called a guideway. What maglev is the abbreviation for; Date which it set a record as the fastest train on; Plans of Japanese engineers; Features of maglev. INSETS: How a maglev works;Go with the flow.
- In training for a new kind of transportation. Leschick, Andrei // San Diego Business Journal;5/9/94, Vol. 15 Issue 19, p22
Reports on a prototype of a magnetic levitation transport system (Maglev). Utilization of magnetic fields for propellance, guidance and suspension; Travel on cushions of air; Minimization of energy consumption; Reduction of construction costs; Minimization of wear and resistance; Lack of...
- Living-room levitation. Pope, Gregory T. // Discover;Jun93, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p24
States that Robert Lawrence wants the United States to back maglev technology, and that's why your next model railroad may have a magnetic personality. How two American physicists, James Powell and Gordon Danby, secured superconducting maglev patents in 1968; Predictions about the use of this...