Bad Actors aren't Always Bad

The basic aspects of wheel/rail interaction have not changed from year to year; balancing vehicle behavior with track integrity and friction management remain the mainstays of an optimized wheel/rail system. This article examines how the increasing use of wayside and onboard vehicle/track monitoring systems has provided a new vantage point that is enabling railroads to more clearly see the impact that vehicle and track behavior have on each other.. Consistently and reliably identifying poorly performing freight car suspension components is just one challenging aspect of wheel/rail interaction.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 34-35
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  • Accession Number: 01002629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2005 4:05PM