TRAIN ACTION MEASUREMENTS IN THE TROPICANA UNIT TRAIN

The extensive test program conducted with the Tropicana unit train operation has led to a better understanding of train dynamics, train handling procedures, and the required in-train characteristics of hydraulic end-of-car units. Results of the test with a conventional gear train containng a group of 100-ton cars have shown the presence of train action forces in the 300,000- to 400,000-lb range. The magnitude of train action forces are dependent to a large degree upon individual car weights. As the car weights increase, the dynamic force levels increase.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Powers, Rodney G
    • Stephenson, J G
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00056868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-WA/RT-9 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1976 12:00AM