This paper outlines briefly basic considerations in the selection of proper class of wheels for passenger-car services to insure safe operation and discussion of matters pertaining to their economic maintenance. The paper also discusses briefly types of past and present service defects in passenger-car wheels, and thermal effects which result from undue braking in certain classes of train operation. In the interest of good wheel maintenance references are made to established wheel practices of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the economy of proper inspection and turning of the wheels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Railroad Division for presentation at a joint session of the Railroad Division & American Society for Testing Materials at the Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 1953, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Johnsen, A M
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 73-78

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 53-A-113 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM