In addition to the "hunting" of rolling stock wheels, there is the constant side-to-side movement of individual pairs of wheels. The standard taper of coning of wheel-treads is at 1 in 20, so the tread of a new tyre may be at right-angles to the centre-line of the rails. Experiments have been tried in varying the angle of taper of the treads and the radius of the railhead, but the wear of tires and rails complicates the problem, and hitherto has made it difficult to come to any final conclusion as to how the hunting problem may be solved. Persistent bogie hunting can cause bogie stock to ride uncomfortably. Of even greater importance is the wear-and-tear of rolling stock and the damage to rails caused in this way.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Torns, A H
  • Publication Date: 1945-12-21

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  • Accession Number: 00039480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM