The improvement in railroad capacity requires among other things, the ability to safely increase speeds on significant downgrades. A means of doing this by way of a combination of on tread and off tread brakes is shown along with dynamometer data to support the method both technically and economically. An historical review of the need for supplementary braking is also included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, San Francisco, California, April 15-17, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Blaine, D G
    • Cabble, G M
    • Grejda, F J
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-RT-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1976 12:00AM