IS RAIL ADHESION A LIMITATION ON THE GROWTH OF INTERNALLY POWERED LOCOMOTIVES?

This paper examines the extent in which internally powered locomotives are pressing the limit of the coefficient of adhesion between wheel and rail. Data are reviewed showing the results of tests to establish the coefficient. These data are compared to operating results on locomotives of high power per axle to show that there is ample room for growth in the power ratings before the adhesion limit is reached.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Railroad Division of the ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 25-30, 1962.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Meier, D R
  • Publication Date: 1962-11-27

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  • Accession Number: 00040377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM