Last modified 2004-Mar-05

A detail image of the leading bogie of 11E035.

This image shows the sandbox and the inter-bogie steering linkage.

The linkage can be seen in the shadows and is located under the unit.

See that horizontal cylindrical looking abject and the two connecting linkage arms?

The mechanism is a spring loaded arm that allows for example, the turning of the leading bogie to be physically communicated to the second bogie.

By actually setting the second bogie into lateral motion prior to the rail/wheel interface doing so, the steering resistance of the second bogie with respect to the rail is reduced.

B.W. Ring, 2001-May-02, On the South African Coal Line, Ermelo, South Africa.

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