TANK WAGONS FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF DANGEROUS GOODS ON BR LINES

Summarized are some of the important factors which warrant special attention in the design of tank cars for dangerous commodities. Quality of manufacture, coupled with rigorous inspection and testing procedures are cited. Ride and braking performance are essential elements in safe operation; the need for high maintenance standards during the car's service life must be recognized. British Rail and private owners strive to assure the containment of dangerous commodities in derailments, but the involvement of public agencies must also be encouraged.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SMITH, A D
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 6-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Engineering Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM