ARE THE BIG ONES TOO BIG?

It is the author's opinion that average statistics understate the impact large cars are having on many railroads. Wear and tear on the track is significant with large cars. A tabulation of gross axle weights is presented. The author feels there are some stiff economic penalties to large cars, and that further studies are needed on impact of the cars on the track and on the economic size for cars.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Meislahn, H S
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 76-78
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1976 12:00AM