REDUCTION OF THE FILLING TIME OF THE BRAKE CYLINDER IN THE "GOODS" POSITION. ENQUIRY REPORT
This enquiry report describes the development, in the course of time, of the UIC prescriptions relating to the braking of goods trains. It also refers to the studies effected by the 5th UIC Committee (Braking Sub-Committee) concerning: The possibility of envisaging the exclusive use of the "Passenger" brake in all trains; Examining the possibility of reducing the time of application of existing "goods" brakes; and also: The results obtained by the B 36 Specialists Committee of ORE (buffers with a high work absorption capacity). The tests of the B 36 Committee, carried out in Switzerland in 1959 and 1960, have shown that, with appropriate buffers, it is possible to brake, in all conditions and without any harmful reactions, long trains of up to 150 axles while using a brake cylinder filling time similar to that stipulated for the "Passenger train brake", e.g. 4 seconds.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1962-7
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brakes; Braking performance; Standardization; Tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Brake applications; Question b62
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00052934
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B62/RE/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM