Research study was conducted to reduce derailments and excessive rail wear curves. The research work described was concerned with the conventional three piece freight car truck, which consists of a pair of side frames and a bolster, the suspension being by springs between each end of the bolster and side frames. The results can be applied equally well to the primary suspension truck, where the frame is in one piece and H-shaped, with suspension by springs between the frame and the bearings on the ends of the axles. The advantages of a radial truck are given and a prototype truck is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SCALES, B T
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Accession Number: 00046838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM