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Why flange of train wheel is inside the track?

Asked by photios (2points) June 5th, 2008

Train wheels have flanges inside the tracks! Could they have them outsid?

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Skyrail's avatar

Why not have them on both? Surely then they would be safer? I don’t know to be honest and would have to ask people/research and I am so tired, and it is late. Maybe someone else can shed more light on the situation :)

MrKnowItAll's avatar

As a train goes around a turn, if it tips, a flange on the outside would allow it to slip off of the track. A flange on the inside stays against the rail.

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