NOISE AND RAILWAYS

Work within the Research & Development Division of British Railways (BR) is carried out under the three main headings of staff hearing conservation, vehicle internal environment, and wayside noise. It is not the purpose of this article to discuss the first of these topics, but it will be clear that studies under the other two headings impinge on this field also. After all, vehicle internal design includes driving cabs and wayside noise affects permanent wayside staff with greater intensity than it affects lineside residents. Among the topics discussed are the large contribution (some 10 db A) to running-noise abatement which results from the use of disk brakes instead of shoe brakes. The spectral contribution of the noise (less high-frequency content) is also more acceptable. The reduction of noise in coaches is also discussed in some detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Trade and Technical Press, Limited

    Crown House
    Morden, Surrey SM4 5EW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stanforth, C G
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00180318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM