The AAR Mechanical Division has approved for letter ballot the requirement to wash ACI labels. Car labels are to be inspected and washed each time a car is placed at a maintenance facility. Locomotive labels are to be cleaned in conjunction with quarterly inspections. Piggyback flat cars are also to have their labels cleaned twice yearly, in April and in October. The General Committee noted that methods for improving journal performance are showing results expected in improved miles per hotbox setoff. A survey indicated that of approximately 2 million freight cars, 730,751 are equipped with roller bearings. Inadequate center plate lubricants result in galling and abnormal wear. The Coupler and Draft Gear Committee is revising Specification 921 involving special cushioning devices. It was proposed that the AAR Research Undertake an evaluation of the various disposable air filter media.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Accession Number: 00041316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Locomotives and Cars
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM