The nature and magnitude of the vertical forces between a railway vehicle wheel and the rail at a dipped rail joint is investigated using methods developed by British Rail. The dependence of these forces on the unsprung weight is determined and a procedure is given for the specification of new equipment to insure that the principal wheel/rail forces at higher speeds will not exceed those of a reference vehicle at conventional speeds.

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