The economy of modern railways rolling stock is critically dependent on the design and construction of the running gear. This holds particularly good for the permissible speed and thus the position of the railways in the transport market but also for the cost of bogie and track maintenance. These aspects have dictated the development of bogies in Sweden during the last 15 years. As important step was the further development of existing bogies for American track conditions. At the same time, the requirements to be met by the bogies on existing Swedish tracks, i.e. 35-60% higher speed (200-220 km/h max.) have led to the development of so-called radial bogies with resilient wheelset guidance. As a spin-off, a new generation of bogies for power cars and passenger coaches was built and tested. These bogies feature excellent properties with respect to the guiding forces and wheel wear on lines with many curves. Development work was supported by this extensive use of new calculation methods and new test instrumentation.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, E
  • Publication Date: 1985-2


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-60
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 109
    • Issue Number: 2-3
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM