The object of these experiments is to determine the practicability of suspending the whole bogie on rubber, and so bring about a reduction in maintenance costs by eliminating all wearing parts such as rubber plates, hanger pins, and bushes, as well as the steel springs. Such suspension would also go a long way toward reducing if not eliminating the running noises resulting from conventional type bogie suspension, particularly in tunnels. A preliminary investigation indicated that the cost per bogie was approximately 50 pounds more than for the standard arrangement. It is anticipated that the life of the rubber units will be approximately ten years, if not longer. The saving in maintenance would more than compensate for the extra initial cost.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1953-12-4

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 626-627
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  • Accession Number: 00037773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM