Gif of LNWR Emblem
London & North Western Railway Society
Glossary for the LNWR Society

Glossary Results for Word "Radial Axle"

Radial Axle Axles designed to move laterally entering a curve in an effort to reduce the flangeExplain 'Flange' and rail wear incurred with rigid axles. The design was used on carriages before bogiesExplain 'Bogie' became the norm, especially the 42ft 8-wheel carriages of the 1880/1890s or on the leading or trailing carrying axles of a locomotive. The idea was first tried successfully by W.B. Adams of the London & South Western Railway in 1863 and was subsequently taken up by F.W. WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' and others. The axle could be guided by either curved axle boxes, as in the original Adams design, or by a curved transverse frame as in Webb’s design.