An improved bogie developed by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works of Winterthur incorporates transverse coupling together with a centering device to prevent hunting, and friction dampers on the axlebox guides. Experimental results showed that if two bogies are coupled by means of a transverse bar that there is a reduction in (a) the guiding pressure on the leading axles of both bogies, and (b) the angle of incidence of the leading axles. The two bogies are connected by a spring coupling at the end of a triangular yoke on each bogie. The coupling permits a degree of side play adjustable to any value between 20 and 500 mm. after which further relative movement is controlled by two helical springs, which may be adjusted to allow a maximum movement of 24 mm.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1948-5-21

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 601-602
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  • Accession Number: 00037936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM