BRITISH RAIL IS CHECKING ADHESION VARIATIONS

A 12-month appraisal of variations in wheel/rail adhesion over a 180-mile circuit from Derby, England, has been undertaken by British Rail's Tribometer test train. The Tribometer is a research vehicle designed to check adhesion limits by applications of its independent braking system. When complete there will be a data bank of adhesion conditions from which it is expected to be possible to correlate adhesion with factors such as type of traffic, weather and time of day.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM