The paper reviews some of the early history of tapered roller bearing motor suspension and discusses the designs used along with the lubrication practices. In addition, it shows that the trend in the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world is to use tapered roller bearing traction motor suspension for new electric and diesel-electric locomotives in an effort to reduce locomotive maintenance costs, increase availability, and conserve costly petroleum products.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Lubricating Engineers

    838 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Authors:
    • Heggy, R F
    • Hartzell, C E
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 465-470
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM