THREE METHODS OF EMPTY/LOAD BRAKING FOR FREIGHT CARS
The increasing occurrence of lightweight, high capacity freight cars mandates the use of empty-load brake equipment. Railroad managements are faced with a choice between displacement, valvular and leverage type equipment to perform this important function. This paper describes the operating principles of each method and presents a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages to aid in selecting a unit appropriate for a particular use.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 16-21, 1980.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Beacon, R G
- Bissell, T J
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brakes; Braking performance; Freight cars; High capacity cars; Light vehicles; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking forces; Braking systems; Empty-load brakes; Freight car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00324446
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 80-WA/RT-7 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM