OPERATION ENVIRONMENT FOR NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT TRAIN WHEELS DURING SPEED AND SLACK CONTROL BRAKING
This paper reports investigation into the intensity, degree and duration of train brake applications used to control train speed and slack action of contemporary North American freight trains during grade and power braking operations. Normal braking is unlikely to produce tread temperatures exceeding 600 deg F on either undulating terrain or on long and heavy grades.
- Supported in cooperation with the Association of American Railroads, Federal Railroad Administration and Railway Wheel Association. Sixth International Wheelset Congress, October 22-26, 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
American Iron and Steel Institute230 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL United States 60601
- Blaine, D G
- Grejda, F J
- Kahr, J C
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking performance; Locomotive engineers; Locomotive operation; Statistics; Thermal stresses; Train operations; Train track dynamics; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Grade operations; Locomotive engineer's tasks; Slack action; Wheel thermal stresses
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00184162
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1 Tech Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM