In March 1955 the ORE Bureau was entrusted by the Control Committee to proceed with a documentary enquiry of the question, which, after approval by the Board of Management in December 1955, was placed on the programme of work of ORE under the following number and title: "B 33: Study of the continuous or discontinuous drawgear of wagons". The problem was submitted to the ORE Control Committee by the Swiss Federal Railways (CFF), who, by means of tests, had obtained fresh evaluation data with regard to this old question and who, consequently, suggested that ORE should proceed with a careful comparison of the two systems used at present in Europe for the drawgear equipment of wagons. The ORE Bureau simultaneously carried out the enquiry in two different fields; by studying minutes and reports of international organisations dealing with the question at the time, thus making it possible to obtain an overall picture of the history of the question, necessary in order to understand the present position of the question; by carrying out an enquiry by means of a questionnaire and completed by verbal information obtained from certain Administrations giving their national point of view. In addition to this ORE engineers participated in a series of tests which were carried out in 1955 by the CFF. The present report summarizes the results of the studies. these two parts of the enquiry, is divided into the following 4 chapters: I. Historical review of the question; II. Summary of the enquiries made with the Administrations; III. Concise report of the tests carried out by certain Administrations; and IV. Conclusions and suggestions. In addition, the report contains 7 enclosures.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1956-5

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B33/CR 1/E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM