Road tests of the Russian TE.3 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives, which contain primary, half-elliptic spring systems only, concluded that bogie design problems limit speeds to 60-75 mph. A modified TE.3, designated TE.7, was built for speeds up to 88 mph. Because of lateral forces between the bogie frame and the leading axles, ride quality was considered unsatisfactory above 60 mph. A new, yet untest, design for a six-wheel bogie with Alsthom type axlebox suspension and helical spring bolster supports is described and illustrated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1959-2-27

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 242-244
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  • Accession Number: 00037708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM