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William Adams

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William Adams (1823–1904) was the

He is best known for his locomotives featuring the Adams Bogie, a device with lateral centering springs (initially made of rubber) to improve high-speed stability. He should not be mistaken for William Bridges Adams (1797-1872) a locomotive engineer who, confusingly, invented the Adams Axle — a radial axle box used on locomotives of William Adams's design.[1]


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