The use of high adhesion principles has enabled the South African Railways to achieve maximum performance from its latest d-c electric locomotives. Their improved performance has been due to a combination of advances in electrical technology and the development of high adhesion trucks. This paper describes the improved features with particular emphasis on the trucks. The design principles required for high adhesion, the theoretical improvement to be expected, and the actual performance results obtained on the Railways are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 24-25, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, K L
    • Franz, P M
    • Ferreira, I W
    • Dooley, I M
  • Publication Date: 1979-1-31

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79-RT-7 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM