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.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers345 East 47th Street, Rail Transportation Division
New York, NY United States 10017
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 445 p.
- TRT Terms: Brake shoes; Brakes; Couplers; Diesel electric locomotives; Electric locomotives; Freight cars; Gears; Journal bearings; Parking brakes; Passenger cars; Slave locomotives; Steam locomotives; Steel; Trucks; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Draft gears; Handbrake
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Car component design; Cast steel wheels; Freight car design; Passenger car design; Wrought steel wheels
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303979
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM