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Bogies & Wheelsets

 

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The modern bogie – are we on the cusp of a revolution?

21 September 2022 | By

From the historical patent (Chapman, 1812) to the last development, the history of the bogie is one strongly linked with rail. Innovation has been constant: even if a bogie still consists of a frame on which two wheelsets are mounted, suspensions and other components, technologies have evolved significantly. Frédéric Desgaches,…

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The future of journal bearings for high‑speed trains

20 September 2022 | By

Riccardo Licciardello, Professional Engineer at ANSFISA, the Italian rail and road safety authority, explains how the journal bearing workstream of the Shift2Rail-funded GEARBODIES research project is looking to reduce the lifecycle cost of rolling stock bearings and running gear, primarily through improving the longevity of bearing units.

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Supporting innovation in bogie and wheelset development

9 September 2022 | By

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is continuing to support innovative solutions to improve the lifecycles of bogies and wheelsets. In this interview for Global Railway Review, Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Materials at RSSB, provides an update on project progress.

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In-Depth Focus: Bogies & Wheelsets

6 June 2022 | By

In this In-Depth Focus, the authors cover the latest developments in the journal bearing workstream of the GEARBODIES research project, and how the next generations of bogies and wheelsets will be equipped with innovative devices to improve the lifecycles of these crucial rolling stock components.

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Global Railway Review Issue 3 2022

31 May 2022 | By

Packed full of exclusive content, including: digital twin developments on HS1; enhancing rail freight activity in Spain; rail's role in zero-emission mobility in Europe; Bogies & Wheelsets and IOT & Advanced Analytics In-Depth Focuses; and much more!

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Global Railway Review Issue 2 2022

4 April 2022 | By

Packed full of exclusive content, including: the traction power supply of the Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed rail line; what passengers in the UK want from their journeys; Roundtable on Digital Automatic Coupling; Track Technologies and Alternative Fuels In-Depth Focuses; and much more!