The French National Railways have been experimenting with a shock absorbing device designed to prevent damage to goods arising from heavy impact during shunting operations or movements occurring during rail transit. The equipment can be installed in ordinary goods wagons and its essential feature is the ability of a chassis mounted on wheels to move up or down inclined ramps in accordance with the movements of the wagon on which it is fixed. Movement of the chassis is restricted by springs. The shock absorber has been subjected to severe tests, including collisions with vehicles travelling at 12 mph, and it has also been tried out under normal service conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1951-7-20

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  • Accession Number: 00039587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM