STANDARDIZATION OF POINTS AND CROSSINGS. DIVERGING TURNOUTS FOR SPEEDS OF 100 TO 200 KM/H AND ABOVE -- GENERAL DESIGN -- EXPERIENCE ACQUIRED BY CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIONS
This report gives a summary of the experiences already gained by the Railway Administrations in the matter of switches and crossings for speeds between 100 and 160 km/h on the diverging route. To begin with are discussed the general characteristics of the guide lines within which the figures indicated are based essentially on the conclusions of Committee D 72. The trials already carried out and those yet to be undertaken should permit the establishment of the essential parameters; acceptable cant deficiency, form of transition, design of switch toe, slope of entry for check rails ets. Bordering on these trials of turnouts of standard design, which embrace the range of speed up to 220 km/h on the divergind route, the trials with movable nose crossings intended to eliminate gaps in the running lines, are equally provided for.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Crossovers; Gage (Rails); Railroad tracks; Railroad turnouts; Structural design; Train track dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Switches; Track geometry
- Old TRIS Terms: Question d121; Track gauge
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052597
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: D121/RP 1/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1976 12:00AM