Violent shock during train "run-in" and "run-out" is a familiar problem of freight-train operation. Draftgear characteristics necessary for smooth train running are shown theoretically, the influence of car geometry being included. Instrumented run-in and run-out tests with a short train followed by running tests with 70 car trains confirmed the theory and showed that shock-free freight trains are possible. The application to current practice is discussed.

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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. 29-Dec. 4, 1964.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • SCALES, B T
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM