SWITCH PLATE LUBRICATION

Tests of dry-type graphite lubricants are discussed as they are conducted in a switch-plate slippage machine, a portion of a switch assembly designed to evaluate the lubrication and endurance qualities of the lubricants applied to the switch plates. Graphite lubricants of various composition and formulation are submitted by various companies, and the characteristics of the lubricants, such as drying time, average force to throw the test switch and condition of the lubricant after the 15,000 cycle test, are presented. Improved or later products are compared with earlier products of the same companies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1967-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 361-363
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 68 N
    • Issue Number: 605
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM