An electodynamic retarder, which can be installed on curves, allows retardation force to be governed by wheel velocity, has few parts and reduced maintenance and, because of the eddy current principle involved can retard greasy wheels, is described. Data are also included on a hydraulically-actuated retarder (dowty retarder) which has no external connections and is simply bolted to a rail to assist in train classification.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Koehn, K
    • Holt, H L
    • Sabeti, A
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. A7-A19
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM