Rack railway

Authored by: Christos N. Pyrgidis

Railway Transportation Systems

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482262155
eBook ISBN: 9781315228945
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The operational limits and the economic exploitation of a rail transport system are directly dependent on the track’s geometrical design. More specifically, the greatest problems are caused by the large longitudinal gradients. In these cases, the movement is a function of the available traction power, the weight of the rolling stock and the wheel–rail adhesion.

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