A train, consisting of 35 short-wheel-base cars and a brake van, was travelling 50 mph when the 16th car derailed. Tests were conducted under load of the main bearing springs and revealed that the permitted 5/16 in variation between the free camber of the four bearing springs was exceeded. Such imbalance might allow the car to leave the rails at a minor track irregularity. Imbalance was augmented by lateral oscillation which developed in the empty, short-wheelbased car.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1967-4-7

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  • Accession Number: 00037818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM