ANALYSIS OF WHEEL-RAIL LOADING OF FP-45 LOCOMOTIVE ON A 3 DEGREES 3' TRACK CURVE SANTA FE RAILROAD

This report is an investigation of lateral loading of an EMD FP-45 locomotive to determine the relationship to derailments. Included is a comparison between the FP-45 and other six, four and two axled locomotives. Finally, with a discussion of lateral load data and dynamic lateral forces, the report concludes that the derailments caused by rail turnover were the result of poor rail joints which were present in the section.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Marta, H
  • Publication Date: 1968-2-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 898-133 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1976 12:00AM