While factors connected with locomotive design, maintenance and operation may have some effect in producing slipping, with little doubt contamination of the rail surface is the principal cause due to the formation of a thin film of oil. The most promising method for film removal would appear to be chemical treatment, either by cleaning or conditioning the rails. A firm submitted a sample chemical material which has proved highly successful in rail conditioning. The maximum adhesion after use of this chemical was 24 percent, compared with the normal maximum of 20 percent expected with clean, dry rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, F G
    • Allen, R K
  • Publication Date: 1956-4-20

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  • Accession Number: 00039457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM