TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE WITH DIESEL RAILCARS

The following topics are discussed: Bodies--A short discussion on the relative merits of light alloy and steel construction together with some notes on our experience with various materials used in the passenger areas and finally a discussion on the problems of heating this type of vehicle. Bogies--Some notes on the problems which have been associated with the brake gear, followed by a discussion of the riding problems experienced with these vehicles and then some notes on the problems which were encountered with axle design. Power Equipment--A short discussion on the relative merits based on experience of gear boxes and torque converters. Some notes on the various problems which have been associated with the final drive units and lastly notes on the performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wakefield, FHG
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 45-83
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM