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ECONOMICS OF HEAVY AXLE LOADS

This paper takes the findings to date on the relative deterioration rates of major track components and car wheels during the FAST/HAL tests along with data from a variety of sources and attempts to place these findings into an economic framework. These results must be recognized as preliminary and incomplete, but several critical issues are illustrated in these analyses. It appears that under favorable conditions there is sufficient net benefits to warrant detailed evaluations of heavier axle loads for specific services. The choice of equipment will be dependent on factors such as the car designs, and commercial factors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001-1564

    International Heavy Haul Association

    19 Holloway Drive
    St Louis, MO  United States  63367-1357

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Transportation Test Center, P.O. Box 11008
    Pueblo, CO  United States  81001
  • Authors:
    • Hargrove, M
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00762180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1999 12:00AM