The riding qualities of a C.A.R. twin-articulated diesel railcar, and a B.A.P.R. single-unit diesel railcar on earth-ballast tracks were tested. A standard twin-articulated Ganz diesel railcar and a single-unit Ganz car fitted with the Kimberley patent suspension and Voith-Sinclair hydraulic transmission made an experimental run of 1,157 km. (723 miles). Officials were favourably impressed with the results of the trial, especially as to the comfort and riding qualities of the C.A.R. railcar and the comparative absence of dust up to speeds of 100 km p.h. (62 m.p.h.), but over this speed the riding tended to deteriorate, except on the best stretches of track. The B.A.P.R. railcar rode very well, and, on account of the design of the suspension, it appeared to run more smoothly with complete absence of any pronounced hunting. As its maximum speed did not exceed 100 km p.h. (62 m.p.h.), it was not possible to make direct comparisons over the higher-speed ranges.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1945-2-23

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 185-186
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  • Accession Number: 00037285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM