SAFE OPERATION OF HIGH-SPEED LOCOMOTIVES

In this paper are presented the basic theories, test information, and the chief conclusions of an investigation of factors entering into the mechanical design of locomotives for high-speed operation. The author points out that (1) recent trends in railroad operation have been toward higher speeds over longer distances and (2) the development of electric and oil-electric power, and lightweight equipment have changed many of the conditions under which these higher speeds are attained. In view of the radically new types of equipment available, the increased severity of requirements both as to performance and cost of equipment, and the necessity for preserving the railroad's record for safety, it has been necessary to make an extended theoretical and experimental analysis of high-speed locomotive operation. Such an analysis is given in this paper.

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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 the Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Dec. 2-6, 1935.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Cain, B S
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM