The train comprising 24 empty continental ferry vans and a brake van, became derailed on plain track approximately one mile west of Sittingbourne Station. The train was running at 55-60 mile/h when it derailed, a speed substantially in excess of the 45 mile/h limit. Since the intermittent side-cutting of the high rail contributed to this derailment, the possibility of reducing it by making some change in train behavior over the curve deserved consideration. Train behavior itself should be altered if the cant were reduced to three-fourths inches at which equilibrium speed would be 39 mile/h. The fast trains which appeared to cause the intermittent side-cutting would then run more firmly against the outer rail and the intermittent side cutting would be checked.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

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

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  • Accession Number: 00037822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM