'SCALING UP' FREIGHT CARS HAS ALSO INTENSIFIED PROBLEMS

Premature wear and outright failures in the center plates and bolsters are plaguing a large number of freight cars. This lack of compenent reliability and inadequate ride quality is causing railroads to revaluate the relationship between the cost of the technological advance and the revenue preducing befefits. It is recommended that railroads and car builders should make it their responsibility to move beyond the immediate problems with a more complete systems approach to the vehicles they are producing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Locomotives and Cars
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM