THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONCEPTS IN FREIGHT CAR CUSHIONING

This paper covers a brief history of draft gears, testing techniques of draft gears, and the development of the present-day freight car cushioning system. It further discusses the variation and the transmission of accelerations to lading in cars equipped with end-of-car cushioning devices and sliding center sill devices.

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    • This paper appeared in Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Volume 1: Freight Car Impact. The anthology was sponsored by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME. Presented at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting and Energy Systems Exposition, New York, N.Y., Dec. 1-5, 1968.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Byrne, R
    • Britton, J G
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM