A study of locomotive wheel slipping was undertaken to find a correlation between slippage and rainfall. Slipping was measured by recording the beat of the locomotive exhaust while weather conditions were noted. Colloidial materials which accumulates on rail surfaces was collected and identified. This material contained Fe(sub 3)0(sub 4), silica and possibly a hydrated form of iron oxide Organic matter in the form of lubricating oils could not be determined by the method employed. Chemical cleaning of the rails was examined and sodium metasilicate was considered an effective compound for this purpose.

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    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Publication Date: 1961-2

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  • Accession Number: 00033386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM