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High speed passenger rail systems (125 mph and above) now operate in Japan, France, and Great Britain. Several states and local governments, as well as private sector groups, have undertaken feasibility studies to assess the outlook for introducing high speed passenger rail technology in the United States. High speed rail systems are best situated in 100-300 mile corridors serving a number of cities with high population and high population densities, and supported by well developed transit systems to feed the high speed line. In addition, there must be sufficient need for travel between the cities in the corridor. Alternatives in the design, development, and construction of high speed rail transportation include the upgrading of conventional diesel-powered equipment on existing track, upgrading existing track, or the construction of high speed lines, including the introduction of advanced ground transportation schemes, such as magnetic levitation technologies (maglev), which rely on magnetic suspension instead of conventional steel wheels on rails. Factors used to evaluate such alternative transportation systems also include terrain and land use. This guide provides a review of the literature in the Library of Congress on high speed rail transportation. Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, this compilation is designed--as the name of the series implies--to put the reader "on target."

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Johnson, Larry R. Putting maglev on track. Issues in science and technology, v. 6, spring 1990: 71-76.
   Q124.6I85 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>

Thompson, Louis S. High-speed rail. Technology review, v. 89, Apr. 1986: 32-43, 70.
   T171.M47 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>

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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on high speed trains can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:

Highly Relevant

HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION
HIGH SPEED TRAINS

Relevant

MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLES

Related

RAILROADS--EXPRESS-TRAINS
RAILROADS--PASSENGER TRAFFIC
RAILROADS--TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
RAILROADS--TRAINS
   See also geographical subdivisions under headings of particular interest,
e.g., RAILROADS--FRANCE--EXPRESS-TRAINS

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BASIC TEXTS

Allen, G. Freeman. The fastest trains in the world. New York, Scribner, c1978. 159 p.
   TF573.A44

Benefits of magnetically levitated high-speed transportation for the United States: report. Prepared by the Maglev Technology Advisory Committee, reporting to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., Congressional Sales Office, 1989. 30 p. (Senate print, 101-47)
   TF1600.B46
   At head of title: 101st Congress, 1st session. Committee print. 1989

Potter, Stephen. On the right lines? The limits of technological innovation. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1987. 208 p.
   Bibliography: p. [201]-204.
   TF1450.P68 1987

U.S. passenger rail technologies. Washington, Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment; U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1984. 105 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TF1323.U2 1984
   "OTA-STI-222."

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

High Speed Rail Association. Yearbook. [1985?]- Washington, The Association. annual.
   TF1300.H54a
   Vols. for 1985- include the Official proceedings of the International Convention on High Speed Rail; 1986- include the complete index of Speedlines, 1985-

High speed rail in the Midwest: an economic analysis. Herbert Baer and others. Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1984. 94 p.
   Bibliography: p. 91-94.
   HE2583.H53 1984

Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives. Ad Hoc Committee on High Speed Rail. Interim report. Lansing, Mich., The Committee, 1986. 90 p.
   HE2583.M53 1986

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Transportation, Aviation, and Materials. Advanced rail technology: report. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1982. 46 p.
   TF1323.U54 1982

Vaughan, John A. M. The power of the HSTs. Poole, Eng., Oxford Pub. Co., c1983. ca. 100 p.
   TF1357.V38 1983

Zel'kin, G. G. Flying trains. Translated from the Russian by M. Edelev. Moscow, Mir Publishers, c1986.
151, [1] p.
   Bibliography: p. [152]
   TF1450.Z45 1986
   Title on added t.p., Letaiushchie ekspressy.

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SPECIALIZED TITLES

Boldea, I., and S. A. Nasar. Linear motion electromagnetic systems. New York, Wiley, c1985. 482 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TK2537.B65 1985

Jayawant, B. V. Electromagnetic levitation and suspension techniques. London, E. Arnold, 1981. 140 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK454.4.M3J39 1981

Pennsylvania high speed rail feasibility study. v. 1. Preliminary report, phase 1. Parsons Brinckerhoff/Gannett Fleming for the Pennsylvania High Speed Intercity Rail Passenger Commission. Harrisburg, The Commission, 1985. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TF1324.P4P46 1985

Report of the international seminar held in Hanover, Federal Republic of Germany, on 12th-14th April 1986 on the topic: high-speed traffic on the railway network of Europe. Paris, European Conference of Ministers of Transport; Washington, Sales agents, OECD Publications and Information Centre, 1986. 123 p.
   Bibliography: p. 40-43.
   TF1355.R47 1986
   At head of title: Economic Research Centre.

Rhodes, R. G., and B. E. Mulhall. Magnetic levitation for rail transport. Oxford, Eng., Clarendon Press; New York, Oxford University Press, 1981. 103 p. (Monographs on cryogenics, 1)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TF1600.R46 1981

Sinha, P. K. Electromagnetic suspension: dynamics & control. London, P. Peregrinus on behalf of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, c1987. 290 p. (IEE control engineering series, 30)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TF1600.S56 1987

Stollery, J. L. The aerodynamic problems of advanced ground transport: a report by the Aerodynamics Working Group of the AGT Panel. Swindon, Eng., Science Research Council, 1978. 106 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TF1600.S76

Transport without wheels. Edited by E. R. Laithwaite. Boulder, Colo., Westview Press, 1977. 322 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TF1600.T7 1977

Use of existing highway right-of-way for high speed rail transportation. Richard L. Peterson and others. College Station, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System; Springfield, Va., National Technical Information Service, 1985. 190, A1-A82, B1-B15 p. (Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System. Research report, 418-1F)
   HE203.T43 no. 418-1f
   "Sponsored by State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND STATE OF THE ART REVIEWS

International Conference on Maglev & Linear Drives, Las Vegas, Nev., 1987. International Conference on Maglev & Linear Drives, Bally's, Las Vegas, May 19-21, 1987. Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vehicular Technology Society, Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport, Queen's University; in cooperation with Fourth International Convention on High Speed Rail. New York, IEEE, c1987. 246 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TF1600.I57 1987
   "87CH2443-0."

International Conference on Maglev & Linear Drives, Vancouver, B.C., 1986. International Conference on Maglev & Linear Drives: an Expo '86 Specialized Periods endorsed event, joint session with the Fourth World Conference on Transport Research, Ming Court Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 14-16, 1986. Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Vehicular Technology Society; co-sponsored by Transportation Development Centre, Transport Canada and Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport, Queen's University. New York, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, c1986. 267 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TF1600.I57 1986
   "86CH2276-4."

International Conference on Maglev Transport Now and for the Future, Solihull, Eng., 1984. International Conference on Maglev Transport Now and for the Future, St. John's Hotel, Solihull, 9-10 October 1984. Sponsored by the Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers. London, Published for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers by Mechanical Engineering Publications, 1984. 218 p. (I Mech E conference publications, 1984-12)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TF1600.I58 1984

Symposium '86: the First Lunar Development Symposium combined with the First U.S. Maglev Transportation Conference, Resorts International Hotel/Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 22-24, 1986: proceedings of a conference. Sponsored by the Engineers Club of Philadelphia (technical program), American Mag-Lev, Inc. (industry sponsor), in cooperation with NASA/Johnson Space Center, Solar System Exploration Division and others. Edited by G. Merrill Andrus. Pitman, N.J., Lunar Development Council, c1987. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TL799.M6S87 1987

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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed below. Consult a reference librarian for location of these items in the Science Reading Room

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR>
   See: Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
   Railroads--High Speed Trains

Current Technology Index (1962- )
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR>
   See: Railways

Engineering Index (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR>
   See: Railroad Transportation
   Railroads

General Science Index (1978-)
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR>
   See: Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
   Railroads--Trains

Magazine Index (1980-)
   Available in several formats at LC
   See: High Speed Ground Transportation
   High Speed Trains
   Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
   Railroads--Technological Innovations

PAIS Bulletin (1915- ) Z7163.P9 SSRR
   See: Railroads--Passenger Service--High Speed Trains

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JOURNALS

Journals that often contain articles relevant to high speed rail transportation include:

High Speed Ground Transportation Journal TA1001.H53 (1967-1978)
Journal of Advanced Transportation TF1300.H53
Journal of Transportation Engineering TA1001.A512
Speedlines Not in LC collections

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Bachman, John A. HSR vehicle performance characteristics. Journal of transportation engineering, v. 115, Jan. 1989: 48-56.
   TA1001.A512

Brand, Nicholas M., and Marc M. Lucas. Operating and maintenance costs of the TGV high-speed rail system. Journal of transportation engineering, v. 115, Jan. 1989: 37-47. T
   A1001.A512

Gaede, Peter-Jürgen. Project design of a MAGLEV system with shortstator linear motor propulsion. Journal of advanced transportation, v. 17, spring 1983: 49-56.
   TF1300.H53

Klimenko, E. Yu., and others. Superconducting magnet for high speed ground transportation. Cryogenics, v. 30, Jan. 1990: 41-45.
   TP480.C75

Nice, David C. Consideration of high-speed rail service in the United States. Transportation research, part A: general, v. 23A, Sept. 1989: 359-365.
   HE192.5.T682

Silverman, Fred J., and Darwin G. Stuart. Assessment of high-speed rail options in Florida. Journal of advanced transportation, v. 19, winter 1985: 271-292.
   TF1300.H53

Wayson, R. L., and W. Bowlby. Noise and air pollution of high-speed rail systems. Journal of transportation engineering, v. 115, Jan. 1989: 20-36.
   TA1001.A512

Zicha, Jan H. High-speed rail track design. Journal of transportation engineering, v. 115, Jan. 1989: 68-83.
   TA1001.A512

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TECHNICAL REPORTS

Technical Reports and other types of literature are indexed in the following guides:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946- )
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR>
   See: Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
   All headings beginning with Railroad
   Railroads
   Railways
   See also by key words, e.g. High-speed, Maglev, Magnetic, in NTIS Title Index on Microfiche
(1964- ) Uncatalogued <SciRR>

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR>
   See: High Speed Ground Transportation
   Magnetic Levitation Vehicles

Scientific & Technical Aerospace Reports (1963-1989)
   TL500.S35 <SciRR>
   See: Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
   Rail Transportation Rapid Transit Systems

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

Selected Technical Reports sold by the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161, include the following:

Eastham, Tony R., and Howard T. Coffey. Opportunities and prospects for Maglev in North America. Argonne, Ill., Argonne National Laboratory, 1989. 5 p.
   CONF-890790-3 <MicRR>

Hull, John R. Attractive levitation for high-speed ground transport with large guideway clearance and alternating-gradient stabilization. Argonne, Ill., Argonne National Laboratory, 1989. 17 p.
   CONF-890309-1 <MicRR>

Rote, Donald M., and others. The U.S. market for high-speed maglev vehicles. Argonne, Ill., Argonne National Laboratory, 1989. 9 p.
   CONF-890790-2 <MicRR>

Schoendorfer, David L., and Edward K. Morlok. Cost characteristics of tilt-rotor, conventional air and high speed rail short-haul intercity passenger service. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, May 1985. 113 p. (NASA-CR-181421)
   N87-29501 <MicRR>

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Andrus, G. Merrill, and George T. Gillies. MAGLEV: transportation for the 21st century. Civil engineering, v. 57, Apr. 1987: 65-67.

Davis, Dwight B. High-speed trains: new life for the iron horse? High technology, v. 4, Sept. 1984: 28-39, 77.

Fairweather, Virginia. A supertrain solution? Civil engineering, v. 60, Feb. 1990: 50-53.

Guyard, Michel. The fastest train on earth: France's TGV hits 300 mph, smashing the world record. French advances in science & technology, v. 4, spring 1990: 6-9.

High-speed intercity transportation technology. Automotive engineering, v. 97, Sept. 1989: 33-37.

Itzkoff, Donald M. Why high speed plans languish. Railway age, v. 189, July 1988: 61-62.

Katauskas, Ted. Maglev will fly in the U.S. Research & development, v. 31, Nov. 1989: 22-25.

Moynihan, Daniel Patrick. How to lose: the story of maglev. Scientific American, v. 261, Nov. 1989: 130.

Murray, Charles J. Maglev comes to America. Design news, v. 45, Sept. 18, 1989: 82-87.

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure. The President's proposal for magnetic levitation transportation. Hearing ... March 9, 1990. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1990. 74 p. (Senate Hearing, 101-599)

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ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF INFORMATION

High Speed Rail Association
206 Valley Ct., Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Telephone: (412) 364-9306
FAX: (412) 364-6113

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