FINDING BEST PRACTICE AT THE WHEEL/RAIL INTERFACE

The highly competitive North American freight transportation market drives the railroads continuously to seek greater capacity, not only through the introduction of longer and heavier trains with increased wagon axleloads, but also by other means, such as higher speeds, improved maintenance cycle times, and more intensive use of the track. The article looks at research efforts aimed at optimizing the wheel/rail profile maintenance practices to reduce rail and wheel wear. Optimizing the system performance will enable railroads to benefit from lower costs resulting from wheel and rail wear, wheel and rail fatigue, bogie wear, damage to special track work, rail maintenance grinding, track lubrication, fuel consumption, and derailments.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Allen, R
  • Publication Date: 1999-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00768002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1999 12:00AM