TRACKING CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT NORTHERN ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES ON A 10-DEG CURVE

This report covers a test program to measure the loads imposed on curved track by electric locomotives to determine if their power and size could be correlated with increased maintenance. The test locomotive was No. 5019 of Class W-1, but the other similar locomotive (No. 5018) was also used in the tests. Measurements were also made on two other locomotives as a matter of general interest and for comparison with the test locomotive. Both vertical and lateral forces were measured.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Ferguson, R
    • MAGEE, G M
  • Publication Date: 1953

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 223-244
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 55
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM