TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS IMPROVE ELECTRIC RAILWAY PERFORMANCE

In the second-generation catenary design of British Rail, "supertensioning" was introduced to assure successful current collection at high speeds and during high winds. The higher forces caused malfunction of pulleys in the weight system used for tensioning and the problem was solved by introducing roller bearings in place of the original sintered plain bearings.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 570-571
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue Number: 363
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM