Most types of rubber-cushioned resilient wheels, including those for tramways and for narrow-gauge railways, consist of three metallic discs. Between these discs are placed either circular rubber blocks, positioned in one or two concentric rows, depending upon axleload, or a single pair of large rubber discs, which may be divided into segments. The central metal disc is fixed either to the wheel or to the wheel hub. Several applications of rubber-cushioned wheels, both on tramways besides main and secondary railway lines, have shown considerable reduction of maintenance costs for the mechanical parts and electric equipment, particularly collectors, because of the radial and tangential flexibility introduced by these wheels. The reduction of the wear on tires and flanges with resilient rubber-cushioned wheels, must result in a corresponding reduction of the wear of the rails.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hug, A M
  • Publication Date: 1959-2-6

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 155-158
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  • Accession Number: 00037987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM