CLEARANCE ALLOWANCES TO PROVIDE FOR VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL MOVEMENTS OF EQUIPMENT DUE TO LATERAL PLAY, WEAR AND SPRING DEFLECTION

A study on a method of ascertaining the lateral displacement of a moving car due to track irregularities and the dynamic behavior of the equipment is discussed. The results of an analysis of running test tracings on 8 passenger cars with different truck types is shown. The angular variation noted is a function of speed. A comparative tabulation of lateral displacements of the cars at a point 11 feet above the top of rail, based on the cars moving at 70 mph and at 3-in. unbalanced elevation is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1958

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 661-670
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 59
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM