Wear of axleboxes, more than any other single feature, is responsible for requiring locomotives to be returned to the workshop for repairs, and the mileage between shoppings is directly connected with the wear-resisting properties of the materials of which the axlebox rubbing surfaces are composed. It became clear that any considerable improvement in shopping mileage would require different material for the flat surfaces of the axleboxes, and the practice of fitting manganese steel liners to roller bearing axleboxes suggested a line of attack. Details for fitting axleboxes with new liners are presented. The leading features which were observed during examination in the shops and sheds following mileage runs average 80,000 miles shows. 1. The surfaces of the liners which are in contact with one another become work hardened in service and take on a high polish. 2. A very interesting feature has been that reduction of "knock" or wear in a longitudinal direction has had also a beneficial effect on lateral wear. 3. Bolts and rivets of the horn liners have remained tight. 4. Scoring of the liners has been negligible. The manganese steel liner has been adopted as standard and it has fitted to new construction of all types. Apart from the potential increase in shopping mileage, the liners already are proving of considerable value from an operating point of view in reducing development of rough riding.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1948-4-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 514-516
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM