In seven steps, wheelsets that have solid bearings are being converted to roller bearings in Union Tank Car Company's new $1 million conversion facility in East Chicago, Ind. Opened in April in a new building which it shares with the tank car builder and lessor's new research and development center, the 720,000-sq-ft conversion line is currently turning out 90 carsets of wheelset conversions a week. The new facility was constructed to enable Union Tank to comply with the AAR ruling that calls for all 6-1/2-in. x 12-in. journals or larger (on cars with 100-ton capacity or larger) to have roller bearings by the end of 1972. An estimated 13,000 cars are affected by this ruling.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00047464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM