Enjoyed this post? Support Compound Interest’s graphics on Patreon!
References & Further Reading
- The low adhesion problem due to leaf contamination in the wheel/rail contact: bonding and low adhesion mechanisms – K Ishizaka and others
- A field test study of leaf contamination on railhead surfaces (£) – Y Zhu and others
- The “leaves on the line” problem – a study of leaf residue film formation and lubricity under laboratory test conditions (£) – P Cann
- Leaf busting trains prepare for autumn – Network Rail