TRACK TOOLS

This committee is making a study of the following subjects: Snap-on Ratchet Track Wrench. The committee suggested that it be designed as a double-end socket wrench having a thin-wall socket with a single-action ratchet in one direction. The ratchet should be fitted around the center of the double-end socket where the handle will engage it. There have been a number of failures of aluminum track jacks. Therefore, a canvass is being conducted. From the data received, a study will be made to determine necessary changes in design, metallurgy, specifications, etc., to correct the situation. An investigation will be made on the use of lightweight metals for the AREA track level and gauge. Wear limit of striking and cutting tools. A study will be made on the economy of reclaiming tools that have worn down to the specified wear limit.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, C E
  • Publication Date: 1963-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 432
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 64
    • Issue Number: 577
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM