A prototype unit with a one-piece frame and axleboxes fabricated from aluminum alloys has been on trial in Switzerland. Use of the alloys in construction has resulted in a weight saving of about 20 percent over the equivalent steel bogie. Experience in service, mounted under a tank wagon on the metregauge line where conditions are more severe than encountered on standard-gauge main lines, with sharper curves and steep gradients has resulted in no operating problems.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Accession Number: 00039487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1976 12:00AM