DETERMINING PRACTICAL TONNAGE LIMITS AND SPEEDS IN GRADE OPERATIONS

It is emphasized that in considering the design, control, and management of railroads, thinking must be oriented to horsepower, not only tractive but also braking. The author analyzes the effect and distribution of braking horsepower, listing parameters useful in modern railroading. Provided are graphical methods for determining practical tonnages per car and train for safe operation down grades.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ASME Meeting, November 16-20, 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Blaine, D G
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 69-WA/RR-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2002 12:00AM