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.
- ASME Meeting, November 16-20, 1969.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Blaine, D G
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Control; Loads; Management; Safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Loading
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking control; Grade operations
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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