APPLICATION OF AMERICAN CURVE LINING CORPORATION CROSS LEVEL INDICATOR TO TRACK PATROL CAR

The cross level indicator is rectangular, eleven inches long, ten inches high and two inches deep. The dial opening is about ten inches long and four inches wide. The dial scale is graduated to read cross level in inches, from zero at the center of the dial to eight inches at the extreme ends of the dial. The indicator is geared to and actuated by a pendulum which is dampened with oil. The instrument had an accumulative error of 3/64 of an inch for every inch of superelevation reading on the dial. The indicator did not always return to zero when the instrument was returned to level. This unit is very sensitive to vibrations. To date the results of this test indicate that this unit is unsatisfactory. The present instrument should be retained for trial application to a separate unit to be propelled by hand or track car.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Authors:
    • Code, C J
  • Publication Date: 1959-4-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 729 Test Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM