Almost from the time railways were invented, bulk materials have been carried by rail, with increasing demand for quick turnaround of the trains and the ever increasing size and capacity of the wagons. It soon became apparent that manual labor, using shovels, for emptying the wagons was inadequate, and mechanical means were developed. This article discusses the development and growth of train unloading and marshalling equipment. Rotary and side discharge dumpers, rail car wheel grippers, slacklessly coupled trains are some of the equipment discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in conjunction with the International Railway Congress Association (IRCA).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kensington Publications Ltd

    111 Southwark Street
    London SE1 0JF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Syms, J
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1996 12:00AM