APT-P Technical Training Notes

Railway Engineering School Derby

Series A.P.T. 1–11 The Advanced Passenger Train


Introduction to the Advanced Passenger Train

  1. Background
  2. Research & Development Programme
  3. Development of APT-P
  4. Design Speed
  5. Vehicle Structures


A.P.T. Suspension System

  1. General Introduction
  2. Basic Principles
  3. Bogie Detail
  4. Body to Bogie Detail
  5. The Tilt Suspension System
  6. The Pantograph Anti-Tilt Mechanism
  7. Safety Precautions


Tilt System, Control, Design and Test Procedures

  1. The Hydraulic System Symbols
  2. The Hydraulic Circuit
  3. The Tilt Pack and External Components
  4. Component Detail
  5. Standards of Cleanliness
  6. Testing
  7. Electrical/Electronic Systems
  8. Technical Data and Installation


Auxiliary Supply Systems, Trailer Vehicles

  1. General Introduction
  2. Intermediate Trailer Car
  3. Driving Trailer Car
  4. Van Trailer Car
  5. Motor-Alternator Set
  6. Diesel-Alternator Set


Auxiliary Supply Systems, Catering Vehicles

  1. Introduction
  2. General Detail and Layout
  3. Local Distribution (Power Supply Systems)


Train Air Supply Systems

  1. General Introduction
  2. Compressor
  3. Vehicle Air Systems


Auxiliary Equipment, Trailer Vehicles

  1. Exterior Passenger Access Door
  2. Trailer Car Air Management System
  3. Temperature Ltd. Air Conditioning System
  4. Denco-Miller Ltd. Air Conditioning System
  5. Toilets


Braking Systems H.K., Friction and Parking

  1. Introduction
  2. Brake Control Systems on APT
  3. The Brake Equipment
  4. The Brake Schematic, Air, Water Glycol and Hydraulic Oil
  5. The Fluid Circuit


Braking Control, Electrical, Emergency and Towing Interface

  1. Electronic Control of the Brake
  2. The Towing Interface


Traction Power and Control Systems, Power Car

  1. General
  2. Components and Location
  3. Operation


Traction Circuits Description, Power Car

  1. Battery Supplies
  2. Aux. Compressor System
  3. Pantograph & VCB
  4. Auxiliaries
  5. Traction Control


Traction Control Electronics, Power Car

  1. General
  2. Description
  3. Equipment


Driving Cab Controls and Indicators

  1. Driving Controls
  2. Elect. Train Supplies - Auxiliaries
  3. Displays
  4. Indicators


Driver Aid System C-APT

  1. Introduction
  2. Track Equipment
  3. Vehicle Borne Equipment
  4. Operation
  5. Failure Guide (Commissioning)


Towing, Rescue and Lifting Procedures

  1. Towing and Propelling
  2. Failures en Route
  3. Lifting
  4. Equipment Location


Depot Equipment, Repair and Replacement Procedures

  1. APT-P Passenger Services
  2. Availability of Spare Train
  3. Depots
  4. Maintenance Procedures
  5. Removal and Handling of Components


Commissioning and Testing (APT-P)

  1. Introduction
  2. Power Car Commissioning
  3. Auxiliary Equipment Tests
  4. The Next Steps

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