The author discussed the changed conditions brought about by the streamlining and rationalization of the railway system, the newer and more sophisticated locomotives and rolling stock, and the changing pattern of traffic. What effect on breakdown practice has been brought about by the extension of overhead electrification? What features are considered necessary in a modernized design of breakdown crane? What new problems have arisen in breakdown train practice due to the newest forms of rolling stock? Is the powered jacking system the answer? Are breakdown trains in need of modernization, or is there a greater need for a development of more road vehicles for this work? What is the impact on staffing of breakdown trains in the light of changed railway and social factors?

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cameron, KRM
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Pagination: p. 213-285
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM