MINING RAIL AND SHUNTING ACCIDENTS: RETARDER AND BRAKE DEVELOPMENTS

The author discusses some brake and track retarder systems currently available. The rail described is assymetrical in cross-section, shaped to facilitate slope independent track braking. It reduces rail to tire pressure on rubber-tired locomotives and permits conventional rail vehicles to be trapped against derailment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00196949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM