To ensure safety and the riding comfort consideration has to be given to the cant of the track, the rate of gain of the cant, the gradient leading up to, or down cant deficiency, and rate of gain of cant deficiency. In providing cant on a curve, precise rules alone cannot be applied. Usually it should be the equalibrium cant for a selected or equilibrium speed. On curves carrying mixed speed running, a mean speed should be selected-- usually the average speed of ordinary passenger trains-- and equilibrium cant should be provided for that speed. The maximum speeds for turnouts and reverses for some typical crossovers between straight mainlines with various spacings, and laid without cant are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1952-8-1

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  • Accession Number: 00037774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM