The Institutions of Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Railway Signal Engineers conducted an International Engineering Conference in September 1975 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of passenger railway. This issue has editorical comment designed to complement the papers presented at the Conference. The contents of this issue are as follows: Modern track fastenings; Developments in Welding techniques for rolling stock; Modern dc traction motor design practice; Non-ferrous brake materials; Bridge reconstruction for overhead electrification; Ferrous fittings for overhead equipment; Roller bearings for railway rolling stock; Thyristor control of traction motors; Appraisal of tank car valves and their application; Australia's railways invest in passengers; Electric cables for signalling and track to train communications; Brake blending and wheelslide protection; High speed track recording coach; Ultrasonic rail flaw detection; Flexicoil suspensions; Prestressed concrete beams for bridges; Recent developments in plain bearings; Asynchronous motor drive for locomotives; Gangway connections between long carriages; Point heaters--progress in design; Batteries for railway applications; TOPS equipment; electrical carbon and the challenge of railways; Design and cost of containers; Railway roller bearings; Computer aided design in railway signalling; Adoption of AWAC catenery on BR, Powered doors for rail vehicles; Signal control desks.

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    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 160 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM