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Sanding Systems

While conditions leading to poor adhesion have been well investigated, methods for addressing the problems have not. The main adhesion enhancer used on railway networks world wide is sand. Sanding is … Continue reading

Rolling Stock Terms

This page will be continuously updated… Accelerometer A device that can measure acceleration generated by the movement of an object along an axis. Adhesion (Coefficient of) During rolling contact, the … Continue reading

Braking Systems

Braking Mechanisms When a braking force is applied to stop the cars, the force must be transmitted to something other than the cars, for example, to the rails. The braking … Continue reading