Contents tagged with Railway Vehicle Levelling and Balancing
Closing out a case study from last year the Rail Accident Investigations Branch have released their final report. At around 05:20 hrs on Sunday 25 May 2014, the third vehicle of an empty five car class 360/2 passenger train derailed while it was running along platform 3 at London Paddington station. … more
The video above shows the vehicle levelling and wheel load balancing taking place at Ashford Rail depot. The Hitachi team completed a unit in record time last week. The whole 6 car unit took under four hours to complete – this is all the more impressive when you realised that before ExcelWraps was … more
It comes as no surprise that an unloaded vehicle derails easily as derailment is driven by lateral curving loads that drive the wheel up and over the rail against the vertical load pushing the wheels onto the track. Viewing the Crash in Santiago de Compostela in Spain 2013 it is clear that the … more
How to improve derailment safety, reduce gauge infringement risk and extend wheel lives.
Hitachi fleet engineers keep the high speed class 395 fleet in optimum condition through practical application of the best technologies in the UK railway industry. MoreVision is an engineering consultancy with … more