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Suspension Systems for Rolling Stocks

The track irregularities and their interaction with wheel generate vibration of varying amplitude and frequency. These vibrations may cause damage to different parts of the vehicle if not contained and … Continue reading

Sliding Plug Doors

A door in which the panel or panels, in the open position, are positioned parallel to and outside of the car body. Plug doors can be of the sliding plug … Continue reading

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors A door in which the panel or panels slide open and closed on a hanger mechanism that is  usually mounted above the doorway opening. A sliding door system … Continue reading

Scroll Compressor

A scroll compressor (also called spiral compressor, scroll pump and scroll vacuum pump) is a device for compressing air or refrigerant. In rolling stocks, scroll compressor is used for HVAC … Continue reading

Structure Gauge and Kinematic Envelope

To ensure that the path required for the passage of trains is kept clear along the route of a railway, a “structure gauge” is imposed. This has the effect of … Continue reading

Rolling Stock Components

Rolling stock originally referred to the vehicles that move on a railway. It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches, and wagons. Rolling Stock Components 1- Car body Car body shell … Continue reading

Pantograph

Pantograph is an apparatus which mounted on the roof of electric train to collect power through with an overhead tension wire. It lift or down on the basis of the … Continue reading

Third Rail

A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway train, through a continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track. It … Continue reading