DESCRIPTION OF AN ENGLISH HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING CAR MOVEMENTS IN CLASSIFICATION YARDS

The British Railways had experimented with a new retarder/booster system at their Tinsley Marshalling Yard from 1965-1967. The system employs some 23,500 hydraulic speed control units in the yard, some of which retard only, others of which can both accelerate and retard a car. The system is designed to correct car speed all the way to coupling, even allowing relatively high speeds through the switching area to increase car spacing. Performance of the system has been generally good, but has suffered the usual maintenance and design problems of a new system. During the testing period almost 100 hydraulic units per week had to be charged out.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 158-166
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 69
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 609
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM