An approach to improve the conventional type truck as used on multiple-unit and locomotive-hauled stock by considering its faults is suggested. The tendency of the bogie to snake can be greatly reduced by guiding both axles rigidly in the frame and so forcing them to remain parallel, i.e., within 0.04 in. by using roller bearings. The second method of attacking hunting is to prevent the whole bogie frame from snaking by deliberately introducing friction to discourage it from rotating slightly about its pivot. The sidebearer friction will rise in step with tire wear and snaking tendency if the sidebearers are greased only once when the tires are profiled.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1961-1-20

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 74-77
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  • Accession Number: 00040081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM