BRAKE-SYSTEM OPERATION AND TESTING PROCEDURES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON TRAIN PERFORMANCE

In the past 90 years, a number of train brake-system inspection and testing procedures have evolved to meet the requirements at various stages of railroad development in North America. From an engineering basis, the authors view the major procedures used today and examine their effects on train handling and stopping ability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting, November 28-December 2, 1971. The notification of this paper appeared in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Blaine, D G
    • Hengel, M F
  • Publication Date: 1971

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 71-WA/RT-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1976 12:00AM