The first aftermath of extensive modernization has been the realization that low freight train speeds were becoming a handicap to exploitation of the full capacity of the new types of motive power being introduced. Increases in speed with existing designs can bring about considerable increase in wear and consequently upset maintenance costs and programming. British Railways has led the way in Europe with 25-ton axleloads for bogie wagons, and gross loads of 100 tons are now widely accepted for speeds of up to 96 km/h. For speeds of 120 km/h the axleloading on BR is currently restricted to 17-1/2 tons, but loading at this speed must be matched by good riding characteristics. Design work is going ahead with higher speeds in mind. Recent French, English and U.S. bogies designed for high speed are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-7-3

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 505-507
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1972 12:00AM