A principal feature of a newly developed bogie is that each wheel can follow rail inequalities closely irrespective of the positions of the others. Thus constant loading between wheel and rail is enhanced and the guiding effect of the wheel flange remains steady. A balanced system has been evolved in which the only direct connection of the brake system and rigging with the bogie frame is through the brake-hanger pins and brackets. The free space around bogies of this type makes a wagon fitted with them well suited to the fitting of automatic centre couplers, a point which is likely to become of some importance in Western Europe.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1966-7-1

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  • Accession Number: 00037839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1973 12:00AM