ELECTRO-PNEUMATIC BRAKE. TRACK TESTS
Plain-line tests were organized by the DB with trains of 100 two-axled wagons (up to 1260 m in length), and then with trains of 75 two-axled wagons. The tests involved uniform trains (all wagons unloaded) and mixed trains (consisting of wagons differing both in loading and brake power) and they were carried out: to compare the results obtained with each of the two types of electro-pneumatic brake. Tests were organized by the SNCF on both plain and mountain lines, with trains up to 750 m in length, which was the maximum admissible length on the lines in question. In these tests uniform trains (all wagons unloaded) were used. Their purpose was: to check the compatibility of both systems with the various types of distributor already approved; to settle on one or more systems of circuit- checking; to determine the characteristics of both systems having regard to the transition period; and to compare the results obtained with each of the two types of electro- pneumatic brake.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1967-11
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 44 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brakes; Braking performance; Vehicle design; Vehicle tests
- Identifier Terms: Deutsche Bahn; Deutsche Bundesbahn; Societe nationale des chemins de fer francais
- Uncontrolled Terms: Electropneumatic brakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Brake design; Brake tests; Braking systems; Question b83
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00053136
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B83/RP 2/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM