Shocks experienced in brakevans at the rear of freight trains led to the production of an experimental vehicle fitted with hydraulic buffers and drawgear. The design and testing of this brakevan is described. The experimental brakevan was satisfactory under both normal and severe conditions, and gave smooth starts free from rebound throughout. Comparative tests showed that a standard brakevan was satisfactory only during normal starts. During severe starts accelerations were high.

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    • This paper appeared in Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Volume 2: Effects of Train Action and Rail Car Vibration. The anthology was sponsored by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME. Presented at Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 1961.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • SCALES, B T
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM