SHARPLY-CURVED METROS OFFERED CHEAP CROSS BRACED BOGIE

Many metro and light rail operators experience severe flange and rail wear in sharply-curved routes. To overcome this problem it is necessary to get the axles to adopt a radial attitude on sharp curves. British Rail's Research & Development Division has taken the successful cross-braced freight bogie and adapted it for rapid transit use by incorporating an improved secondary suspension and redesigning the frame to accommodate traction motors. Two of these bogies are undergoing extensive running trials.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Illingworth, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

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  • Accession Number: 00323229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM