Replies have been received from 17 Administrations, the majority of which purchase coated fabrics, sometimes in the form of the complete cover. The majority of the covers consist of flax or hemp fabrics coated with linseed or wax/metal soap dressings. Experimental use of synthetic fibres for the fabric and synthetic resins or elastomers for the coating material is in progress in some Administrations. Three types of cover appear to be required for the future: 1) Light weight covers; 2) Heavy duty covers; and 3) Insulating covers. The requirements of the ideal wagon cover are listed and indications given of the steps necessary to produce wagon covers of greatly improved performance mainly by introducing the use of fabrics based on synthetic finishes and coatings of the elastomer type. The need for giving adequate consideration to the economic factors involved has been stressed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1959-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E17d/RP 1/E Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM