(On a railway vehicle) a metal enclosure within which the end of an axle revolves.
- The wheels, equipped with smooth pneumatic tyres, are brought into contact with the road surface and the sideways force on the wheel is measured with a load cell attached to the axle box.
- Straps are riveted to the bottom ends of the W-irons so that the axle boxes and springs don't fall out.
- A number of axle box suspension systems are used to simplify the structure and permit easier maintenance.
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