Apart from the wear at the wheel treads bogie or truck wear is confined to the journal boxes and guides, the truck and bolster suspension and connections, and the truck pivots or center plates. The use of modern rubber suspensions can now make the "wearless" truck a practical reality, as well as providing the desirable qualities of dampening the oscillatory motions vertically, longitudinally and laterally. The author describes these developments and presents with illustrations locomotive and car trucks built with the various types of rubber suspensions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Gaertner, W
  • Publication Date: 1965-9

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  • Accession Number: 00037604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM