TRAIN BRAKE AND TRACK CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE '80S
Ten years ago, the authors presented ASME Paper 71-WA/RT-9 which examined air brake system operating and test procedures and their effect on train operation. To meet the requirements of the '80s, the authors believe it is essential to look back over the last ten years at the factors which influenced the thinking, maintenance trends and performance of the freight car fleet. To meet future demands, a projection of the car fleet and the tonnage to be carried must be reviewed. Important changes and improvements have been put into place regarding air brake equipment and train speed control. This paper reviews the present situation and looks into the '90s to identify areas where further changes and improvements seem necessary.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, April 28-30, 1981.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Blaine, D G
- Hengel, M F
- Peterson, J H
- Publication Date: 1981-1
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brake components; Brake shoes; Brakes; Braking; Braking performance; Freight cars; Leakage; Long range planning; Ratios; Train operations; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Electropneumatic brakes; Long term
- Old TRIS Terms: Brake applications; Brake pipe leakage; Braking ratios; Empty-load brakes; Freight car maintenance; Grade operations
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00334694
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 81-RT-11 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM