THE IN-TRACK TREATMENT OF THE RAIL RUNNING SURFACE ON THE NETWORK OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAYS (DB)

The running speeds of passenger trains and express goods trains have constantly increased over the last few years. Particularly on main lines, electrification has led to the use of heavy electric locomotives with high axle loads and starting accelerations. For safety, economy and riding comfort in these conditions, a good track seating is essential. The Author deals with the need for regular grinding of rail heads on railway tracks, for which purpose the German Federal Railways have employed the "Speno" rail-grinding train since 1968. Its design, use and results obtained are described here.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Deckart, H
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00054305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Reprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM