Recommendations which may influence improvements in the safety and comfort of passenger-train rolling stock are made in a paper, Vehicle Suspension and Bogie Design in Relation to Track Conditions, by Mr. R.M. Hancock of British Railways. The paper deals with the necessity of relating vehicle suspension and bogie design to the track conditions likely to be encountered in practice, particularly where lateral and crosslevel wave shape are concerned, as these are most likely to produce discomfort. The vehicle-response basis of systematic testing main routes as carried out with the Western Region track-testing car has provided much of the experience from which the illustrations in the paper are drawn. The effects of coning and track shape, in relation to the riding of four-wheel vehicles, are considered with reference to an investigation of their derailment in fast trains.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hancock, R M
  • Publication Date: 1959-4-17

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  • Accession Number: 00037691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM