THE EFFECTS OF INCREASED WORK BEING PERFORMED AT THE TRUCK/CARBODY CONNECTION IN RIGID UNDERFRAME CARS

The transfer of train movement forces between the body and truck on rigid underframe cars is somewhat different than on cushion underframe cars, i.e., the buff and draft forces have a more direct route to the truck. This results in high dynamic forces acting on the truck-body connection. This article covers truck action, rock 'n roll, and center plate wear and failure. Diagrams and photographs are included. The comments of the delegates and the responses of the panel are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From 1972 Railroad Engineering Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dresser Transportation Equipment Division

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  USA  14043
  • Authors:
    • Hengel, M F
    • Chin, R J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-9-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 34-35

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM