Ten years of experience is reviewed with the use of carbon and manganese low-alloy steels for monoblock wheels. The service-life of these wheels is shown. Compared to tired-wheels for electric locomotives the surface-treated wheels can last twice the distance. Compared to chromium-molybdenum wheels, the surface-treated wheels had 20 percent lower cost, an increased service life of 30 percent, and a longer time-lapse between non-destructive test inspections.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation des Industries Ferroviaires

    12 rue Bixio
    75007 Paris,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 55
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM