CLEARANCE ALLOWANCES FOR HORIZONTAL MOVEMENTS OF PASSENGER CARS DUE TO LATERAL PLAY, WEAR AND SPRING DEFLECTION

Calculations of clearance allowances for horizontal movements of passenger cars due to lateral play, wear, and spring deflection are reported. A method of determinating allowances for three significant factors is presented. Factors include lateral play between wheels and rail, roll of car body due to unequal spring deflections and play in side bearings, and displacement due to swing-hanger movements and lateral play and wear in truck parts. Recommended allowances for the effect of track irregularities and dynamic behavior of equipment are made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1109-14
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 60
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM