RAILWAY FREIGHT TRAIN BRAKING -- NORTH AMERICAN STYLE

The North American railroad operating environment and typical freight train types, speeds and operating characteristics are described. Differences in North American and European train stopping ability and braking requirements are outlined. The performance of the AAR brake system is explained in detail. Typical freight train braking operations are reviewed with wheel temperature data provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Conference on Railway Braking, University of York, England, September 26-27, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jones, H H
    • Blaine, D G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 283-297

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1979-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM