ORE ORGANIZATION AND ITS STUDIES IN TRACK, SUSPENSION AND TRACK/TRAIN INTERFACE

The procedures and facilities utilized by the office for Research and Experiments of the International Union of Railways are described. The studies on conventional and on concrete slab track are described. The investigations of train/track interraction and of derailments are then discussed, as well as axle loading as a function of speed and wheel diameter. It is concluded that in Europe the ballasted conventional track is nearly optimized and much study is being made of concrete slab track. Studies of car suspension systems have only involved two-axle cars. Recommendations on improving the riding stability and quidance of locomotives have been formulated and of maximum loadings for axles and bridges are being progressed.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 93-102

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA OR&D 76-243
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM