PRACTICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES INTO TANGENT TRACK RAIL WEAR AT MT. NEWMAN MINING

Heavy wear of tangent track in an alternating pattern has been a problem on Mt. Newman Mining's Railroad for some time. In this paper the worn areas are described and the mechanism of their formation is discussed. Maintenance procedures which have temporarily reduced the severity of the problem are mentioned. In an attempt to find a long term solution a research program has been undertaken. The program includes experimental studies of the bogies and track and the development of an analogue computer based bogie model. The preliminary results of these studies are presented.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-10

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  • Accession Number: 00303724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper X.2 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM