The Heumann-Lotter tyre profile was evolved with the idea of giving somewhat greater safety against derailment of lcomotives and rolling-stock. This profile was applied to all engine and tender wheels, and was felt to be of particular value with tender-first running with the tender nearly empty, a condition which gave the greatest risk of derailment. Before adoption as the standard profile by the German Federal Railway, 68 percent of all tyre-turning costs were due to needed flange re-profiling. Observations showed that the tyre mileage was 30 percent greater with the new profile than with the old.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1966-7-15

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 568
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  • Accession Number: 00037840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM