FUTURE CUSHIONING REQUIREMENTS

Improved cushioning of future railroad equipment can be obtained by using the high capacity draft gears to protect car structures designed for handling bulk commodities; long travel, end-of-car devices to protect rugged to medium type ladings; and sliding still cushion underframes for medium to fragile ladings. The higher speeds and potentially higher impact forces will dictate greater cushioning effectiveness, not only in the longitudinal mode but in the vertical and lateral directions as well.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symington Wayne Corporation

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Thomford, W E
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-23

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  • Accession Number: 00037723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM