SIX-WHEEL OR FOUR-WHEEL BOGIES?
The principal factors in smooth riding are the method of suspension and the quality of maintenance which can affect the running in considerably greater degree than the provision of one axle more or less in the bogie. A test with four-wheel bogies was to show that the coach had suffered no deterioration in its riding qualities, and that the eight-wheel coach with bogies of 11 feet wheelbase rode no better than a similar vehicle carried on four-wheel bogies of the more usual 8 feet wheelbase. After prolonged experiments directed towards the improvement of riding, the four-wheel bogie, even with vehicles up to 80 feet in length and 10 feet wide, retains an unchallenged position.
Temple Press Limited161-166 Fleet Street
Longon EC4, England
- Publication Date: 1945-3-13
- Pagination: p. 361
- RAILWAY GAZETTE
- Volume: 82
- TRT Terms: Axles; Ride quality; Technology; Trucks; Vehicle design; Vehicle maintenance
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom; United States
- Subject Areas: Design; Maintenance and Preservation; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00039483
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM