RAILWAY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. CAR AND LOCOMOTIVE DESIGN. A CENTURY OF PROGRESS

The centennial of organization of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is marked by this publication of the History and Technology Committee of ASME's Rail Transportation Division. While many of railroading's innovations were of British or European origin, North American engineers adapted them to rolling stock and train handling techniques for movement of the longest and heaviest trains in the world. North American developments essential for high-capacity, interchange railroading include the automatic air brake, automatic coupler, friction draft gear and track circuit. In a series of articles the evolution and status of the following are described: Train braking, steam locomotive, diesel-electric locomotive, electric locomotive, remote multiple-unit locomotive control, Canadian rolling stock, U.S. freight cars, passenger cars, passenger-car trucks, temperature control, wrought-steel and cast-steel wheels, plain and rolling journal bearings, hand brakes, freight-car trucks, couplers, draft gears, cast-metal and composition brake shoes, rapid-transit car trucks and propulsion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    345 East 47th Street, Rail Transportation Division
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 445 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM