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Adhesive Weight
ADHESIVE WEIGHT is the weight on the driving wheels of a locomotive , which determines the frictional grip between wheels and rail, and hence the drawbar pull which a locomotive can exert. SEE ALSO * Factor of adhesion * Tractive effort
Tractive effort
REFERENCES * ^ McClellan, George B. (November 21, 1854). "Memoranda on Railways". Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. 1. p. 116. This rail-transport related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Adhesive Weight
ADHESIVE WEIGHT is the weight on the driving wheels of a locomotive , which determines the frictional grip between wheels and rail, and hence the drawbar pull which a locomotive can exert. SEE ALSO * Factor of adhesion * Tractive effort
Tractive effort
REFERENCES * ^ McClellan, George B. (November 21, 1854). "Memoranda on Railways". Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. 1. p. 116. This rail-transport related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Special
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The Specials
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Tractive Effort
As used in mechanical engineering , the term TRACTIVE FORCE can either refer to the total traction a vehicle exerts on a surface, or the amount of the total traction that is parallel to the direction of motion . In railway engineering, the term TRACTIVE EFFORT is often used synonymously with tractive force to describe the pulling or pushing capability of a locomotive . In automotive engineering, the terms are distinctive: tractive effort is generally higher than tractive force by the amount of rolling resistance present, and both terms are higher than the amount of drawbar pull by the total resistance present (including air resistance and grade ). The published tractive force value for any vehicle may be theoretical—that is, calculated from known or implied mechanical properties—or obtained via testing under controlled conditions
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Factor Of Adhesion
ADHESION RAILWAY or ADHESION TRACTION is the most common type of railway , where power is applied by driving some or all of the wheels of the locomotive. Rail adhesion relies on the friction between a steel wheel and a steel rail. The term is particularly used when discussing conventional railways to distinguish from other forms of traction such as funicular or cog railway . Traction or friction can be reduced when the rails are greasy, because of rain , oil or decomposing leaves which compact into a hard slippery lignin coating. Measures against reduced adhesion due to leaves include application of " Sandite " (a gel-sand mix) by special sanding trains, scrubbers and water jets, and long-term management of railside vegetation. On an adhesion railway, most locomotives will have a sand containment vessel, to apply sand onto the track; this is called "sanding"
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Locomotive
A LOCOMOTIVE or ENGINE is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train . A locomotive has no payload capacity of its own, and its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. In contrast, some trains have self-propelled payload-carrying vehicles. These are not normally considered locomotives, and may be referred to as multiple units , motor coaches or railcars . The use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains , but rare for freight (see CargoSprinter ). Vehicles which provide motive power to haul an unpowered train, but are not generally considered locomotives because they have payload space or are rarely detached from their trains, are known as power cars . Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front
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