The concept, history, and operation of the Derailment Investigation Service maintained by the Research and Development Division of the British Railways Board is discussed, together with the nature and sources of the body of technical and numerical data which has been established. The mechanisms and causes of derailment are also described and the relevance of vehicle condition, track geometry, operating circumstances, and vehicle dynamics are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Duncan, I G
    • McCann, J B
    • Brown, A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 323-332
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 191
    • Issue Number: 37

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 77CH1224-5EMC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM