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  Raxles - Glossary
A back-to-back arrangement of two Cardan universal joints sometimes used on RWD driveshaft to reduce driveshaft vibrations.
The tendency of a FWD vehicle to pull to one side or to pull in the direction the wheels are steered when engine torque is applied.
Also called a tripod or tripode joint, this is a type of CV joint that uses three roller bearings mounted on the three trunnions of a tripod to carry torque to an outer "tulip" housing (so called because of its lower-like shape).
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  AAR wheel arrangement Information
The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads.
This arrangement also includes locomotives made of two permanently coupled B-B units, such as some EMD FT units which had a solid drawbar connecting two units instead of the typical couplers.
This arrangement was used on the Jawn Henry coal-fired steam-turbine locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Norfolk and Western Railway in May, 1954.
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  Wheel arrangement - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wheel arrangement, in the field of railroad locomotives, is how the wheels of the locomotive are arranged by type, position, and connections.
The United States uses the AAR wheel arrangement scheme for diesels and electrics.
Especially in steam days, wheel arrangement was an important attribute of a locomotive, because there were many different ones, each optimised for a different use.
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 tScholars.com | AAR wheel arrangement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads.
This arrangement is sometimes referred to as 0-4-0, the Whyte notation equivalent.
This arrangement was used on the Jawn Henry coal-fired steam-turbine locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Norfolk and Western Railway in May, 1954.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Driving wheel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On a steam locomotive, a driving wheel is a powered wheel which is driven by the locomotive's pistons (or turbine, in the case of a steam turbine locomotive).
On a conventional, non-articulated locomotive, the driving wheels are all coupled together with side rods (also known as coupling rods); normally one pair is directly driven by the main rod (or connecting rod) which is connected to the end of the piston rod ; power is transmitted to the others through the side rods.
The driving wheel on tracked vehicles (such as tank or bulldozer) is a large chain wheel that moves the track and rotates it around it.
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 PRR GG1 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Six driving wheels (three axles) were fitted towards the center of the locomotive on each truck (twelve in total) and a four-wheeled, unpowered guiding truck was mounted toward each end.
This arrangement is called 2-C+C-2 in AAR wheel arrangement notation.
The locomotive's power was controlled via a tap-switching arrangement; the number of secondary windings in use could be varied, thus adjusting the output voltage.
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 Three Wheel Electric Scooter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An electric current passes through the hub of the wheel to a mercury contact on the rim; this is contained in a small trough through which the rim...
Wheel arrangement - Locomotive wheel arrangement is how the wheels of the locomotive are arranged by type, position, and connections.
AAR wheel arrangement - The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads.
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 Wheel arrangement UIC classification locomotive diesel steam locomotive Europe British Isles railroad electric ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unusual wheel arrangement with a relatively low percentage of the total weight on the drivers for the type.
Wheel Diameter : The size of the wheel as measured across its center.
Whyte's system of classification is used to describe the wheel arrangement of conventional steam locomotives.
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 Trailing wheel - Slider   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On a steam locomotive, a trailing wheel or trailing axle is an unpowered wheel or axle located behind the driving wheels.
Trailing wheels were used in some early locomotives but fell out of favor for a time during the latter 19th century.
The trailing wheel supported the firebox allowing it to be longer and wider increasing firebox surface area which allowed higher possible boiler pressures which allowed locomotives to produce more power.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for wheel
a wheel or bar with a series of projections on its edge that transfers motion by engaging with projections on another wheel or bar: fig.
In automotive mechanics, a gear arrangement that transmits power from the engine to a pair of driving wheels, dividing the force equally between them but permitting them to follow paths of different lengths, as when turning a corner or traversing an uneven road.
The shape of wheels to come: changes in operating practices have raised concerns about the compatibility of the AAR-1B wheel profile with North American rail.
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 Leading wheel Information
On a steam locomotive, a leading wheel or leading axle is an unpowered wheel or axle located in front of the driving wheels.
The first use of leading wheels is commonly attributed to the 4-2-0 designs of John B. Jervis in 1832 (a locomotive type that has since become known as the Jervis type).
The highest number of leading wheels on a single locomotive is six as seen on the 6-2-0 Crampton type and the Pennsylvania Railroad's 6-4-4-6 S1 duplex locomotive and 6-8-6 S2 steam turbine.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Whyte notation for classifying steam locomotives by wheel arrangement was devised by Frederick Methvan Whyte and came into use in the early 20th century.
Thus, a locomotive with two leading axles (and thus four wheels) in front, then three driving axles (six wheels) and followed by one trailing axle (two wheels) is classified as a 4-6-2.
Here is a list of the most common wheel arrangements: in the illustration the front of the locomotive is to the left, o is a carrying axle, O a driving axle.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Span bolster   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The most common use on locomotives is to give a more flexible alternative to a four-axle truck; two two-axle trucks linked by a span bolster allows the wheels to follow a curve better, without excessive side forces or the need for lateral motion of the axles in the truck.
The use of a span bolster is normally signified in the AAR wheel arrangement notation by a + sign; thus a locomotive with two span bolsters, each with two two-axle trucks (the most common arrangement) is a B+B-B+B. Span bolsters have also been used for some high-capacity freight cars.
The most common use is for large flatcars to haul large, heavy loads; these cars need large numbers of axles to spread the weight.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/AAR wheel arrangement
This arrangement is sometimes referred to as 0-4-0, the Whyte notation equivalent.
This arrangement is sometimes referred to as 0-6-0, the Whyte notation equivalent.
The only examples of this arrangement were three unique coal-fired steam-turbine locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway between 1947 and 1948.
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 NTIA - Energy, Water and Railroad Service Providers Spectrum Use Study Comments
AAR is a voluntary non-profit organization composed of member railroad companies operating in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
   AAR is a member of the Critical Infrastructure Communications Coalition, which is a group of trade associations and industry representatives whose members operate communications systems which control and protect the nation's critical infrastructure, including representations of the railroad, electric, gas, water and petroleum industries.
The AAR maintains an industry-wide standard for an Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) system that enables both fixed and varying information to be encoded within electromagnetic “tags” mounted on individual railcars, locomotives, containers, and other equipment.
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 AAR Mechanical Designations
Revisions made to AAR types: Adopted 1910, revised 3/27, revised 3/28, revised 3/29, revised 3/30, revised /36, revised /38, revised /40, revised /41, revised /42, revised /45, revised /48, revised /52, revised /56, revised /57, revised /61, revised /65, revised /68, revised /79.
This car is flat and mounted on four wheels and propelled by means of pushing, known as "Push Car" (1/53-4/99).
Of same general design and construction as oil tanks except tank is equipped with safety vents and bottom discharge outlet is prohibited necessitating unloading by means of a syphon pipe (4/38-1/39).
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The UIC classification is a comprehensive system for describing the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams.
It is the system generally used in much of the world, but it was not widely used in the United Kingdom, other than partially on the Southern Railway under chief engineer Oliver Bulleid, or in the United States; a simplified form (AAR wheel arrangement) is used in both countries for modern locomotives.
The most common wheel arrangements in modern locomotives are Bo'Bo' or Co'Co', while steam locomotives and other older units can have many different wheel arrangements.
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 Trailing wheel - Definition, explanation
Some locomotives such as the 4-4-0 American type had no trailing wheels and were designated with a zero in the final place.
In the Whyte notation the number designates the number of wheels rather that the number of axles, thus the final 2 in the Mikado's 2-8-2 refers to two wheels (one axle) while the Northern type's 4-8-4 designation refers to four wheels (two axles).
The highest number of trailing wheels on a single locomotive is six as seen on the 2-6-6-6 Allegheny type and the Pennsylvania Railroad's 6-8-6 steam turbine and 6-4-4-6 duplex locomotives.
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 AAR Mechanical Designations
This car is flat and mounted on four wheels and propelled by means of pushing, known as "Push Car" (1/53-4/99).
This is a small flat car, with or without seats, mounted on four wheels and propelled by means of cranks or hand levers (1/53-4/99).
Of same general design and construction as oil tanks except tank is equipped with safety vents and bottom discharge outlet is prohibited necessitating unloading by means of a siphon pipe (4/38-1/39).
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 Electric Wheel Chair Cadence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Barlow's Wheel - Barlow's Wheel is the name given to an early demonstration of an electric motor, designed and built by English mathematician and physicist, Peter Barlow in 1822.
An electric current passes through the hub of the wheel to a mercury contact on the rim; this is contained in a small trough through which the rim passes.
AAR wheel arrangement - The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads.
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 EMD EA/EB - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each locomotive unit developed 1,800 hp from two 900 hp Winton 201-A diesel engines, driving the wheels through an electric transmission—the generator driven by each engine provided current for traction motors.
The locomotives were of A1A-A1A wheel arrangement—two three-axle trucks of which only the outer two axles were powered.
Six two-unit 3600 hp locomotives were produced, each consisting of a lead cab-equipped EA A unit and a cabless booster EB B unit.
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 Amtrak's X996
This arrangement is known as a quill drive, in reference to the hollow part of a bird feather, and is very common in France.
Each axle, threaded through its respective hollow shaft, is driven by a "spider" pushing on the wheel through a spring and rubber block arrangement.
This fact was not lost upon the French test personnel even before the locomotive ever turned a wheel on American rails, but in the end there was no suspension adjustment that provided satisfactory performance under all service conditions.
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 Rolling Stock Pages Index
Wheels and Bogies –; how the wheels sit on the rails, bogie parts, suspension systems and the types of steering available for bogies.
Multiple Operation of North American Diesel Locomotives –; a superb description of the standard AAR (Association of American Railroads) arrangements prepared by Jonathan Hollahan.
Wheel Arrangements – a description, with diagrams, of the different notations used for steam and non-steam locomotives.
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 Association of American Railroads - RailFanClub
AAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research and technology organization focusing on the safety and productivity of rail carriers.
Located on the inside of the rail and usually pneumatically actuated, they squeeze the cars wheels thereby controlling the speed of the car.
There is no official or legal definition of the term, although Class 3 railroads are often called short lines.
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 AAR Car Codes - Great Northern Empire
This car is flat and mounted on four wheels and propelled by means of pushing, known as "Push Car".
This is a small flat car, with or without seats, mounted on four wheels and propelled by means of cranks or hand levers.
Of same general design and construction as oil tanks except tank is equipped with safety vents and bottom discharge outlet is prohibited necessitating unloading by means of a syphon pipe.
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 AAR Mechanical Designations
This is a small flat car, with or without seats, mounted on four wheels and propelled by means of cranks or hand levers (1/53-4/99).
It is fitted with bunks or benches and a stove for cooking and heating purposes, also tank for storage of drinking and washing water, and small tool storage boxes (1/17-10/66).
Of same general design and construction as oil tanks except same must be equipped with safety vents and overhead loading arrangement.
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 Locomotive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As is the case with any vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, diesel locomotives require some type of power transmission system to couple the output of the prime mover to the driving wheels.
The world speed record for a wheeled train was set in February 2007 by a French TGV which reached a speed of 553 km/h (344 mph)
Most steam locomotives are reciprocating units, in which the pistons are coupled to the drivers (driving wheels) by means of connecting rods.
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 2007 BMW 3 Series Convertible
With power being transmitted to the rear wheels, the rack-and-pinion steering remains free of drive forces.
The carefully conceived arrangement and dimensions of the car’s load-bearing structures, crash boxes and deformation zones help to keep impact energy away from the passengers.
The new monitor automatically adjusts to ambient light conditions and is positioned in a perfect ergonomic arrangement in the instrument panel.
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