In 1969 the Railway Engineering Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers conducted a conference during which five technical papers were presented. The opening address identified the five basic commercial requirements for freight rolling stock as: High payload/tare ratio; construction and maintenance costs; adaptibility; safety; and running speed. The paper presented included: Current Design Activities on British Railways; Wagons and the Private Owner; Suspension Design for High-Performance Two-Axle Freight Vehicles; The Private Builder's contribution to the Development of Freight Stock; and Wagon Running Gear.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is the proceedings of a conference arranged by the Railway Engineering Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 16 October 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Pagination: 90 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 184
    • Issue Number: Pt3D

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM