The use of rubber springs and components at primary- and secondary-suspension stages has spread very rapidly, notably with city rolling stock such as underground railways and tramways, and also with industrial, shunting and main line locomotives. Body-supporting airsprings are used in conjunction with primary rubber-suspensions with underground, city and suburban coaches and to a lesser extent, with main line coaches. The reasons are to a great extent because of the exceptionally low, if any, demands as far as maintenance is concerned, combined with reduced noise levels, the absorption of high-frequency oscillations and the ability to implement the desired characteristics in all three planes.

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    Broadfields (Technical Publishers) Limited

    Little Leighs
    Chelmsford, Essex CMB 1PM,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Reed, A J
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 361-368
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail Engineering International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1981 12:00AM