Abrasion caused by locomotives and electric motor coaches, the condition of the track, and methods of alleviation are discussed. Insufficient information is available to say what type of vehicle produces the most rapid wear in the outer rails on curves. Increase in tractive effort may result in increased transversal reaction and greater lateral wear of the rails. Rate of wear varies inversely as the radius of the curve, but no quantitative relation between degree of wear and radius has yet been established, nor have the effects of irregularities in curvature. What is certain is that excess or deficiency in cant causes unequal wear on rails.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1954-3-5

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  • Accession Number: 00037772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM