Calculation of the minimum reverse curves, which cars entering freight yards will pass around without the buffers of adjacent cars becoming locked, is made. The formula incorporates the following variables: length of car over buffers; wheelbase; throw of buffers in inches on a curve; diameter of buffers; and length in feet of straight track joining reverse curves. The valves for a number of steel-carrying cars used on the British Railways are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Green, JIT
  • Publication Date: 1964-11-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 903-904
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM