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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Blaine, D G
    • Hengel, M F
    • Peterson, J H
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 81-RT-11 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM