Braking force can be no higher than the co-efficient of friction between wheel and rail will allow. Various factors affecting the friction between the wheels and rail are discussed, such as, variation in passenger loading, weight transfer, deposits on the rail, effect of speed, mutual wheel/rail contact, gradients, winds, and frictional resistance of the train.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Broadbent, H R
  • Publication Date: 1952-11-21

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 570-571
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM