AN EVALUATION OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN RAIL CAR TRUCK DESIGN
Representative developments are reviewed and evaluated. The author concludes that a self-aligning articulated truck offers the greatest promise of fulfilling the urgent need for improved riding and tracking qualities of freight cars and urban rapid-transit vehicles. To explore the maximum possible speeds for rail cars, a power steering version of the articulated truck is proposed. With this version, it may be practical to build subway cars that not only operate more quietly over existing trackage but also are capable of stable 200 mph operation.
- Presented to IEEE-ASME Joint Conference, New York, N.Y., April 12-19, 1971.
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- List, H A
- Publication Date: 1971-4-19
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed rail; Rapid transit; Train track dynamics; Trucks
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00050340
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #71-RR-1 Proj Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM