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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  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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