Norfolk and Western Railway is attacking successfully the hot box problem. The key to that success is complete knowledge of all hotboxes, where and when they occur. This data is put into the Mechanical Department's own data processing equipment where it is assimilated for easy access and monitoring. Printouts give N&W periodic pictures of the problem and indicate where follow-up is necessary. N&W has two men traveling over the system to spotcheck cars for bearing maintenance problems and to teach proper inspection procedure. Evidence turned up by these sources provides the basis for training aids distributed to inspection and maintenance people throughout the system. Another source of information is N&W's Derailment Investigation Committee known as the "Go Team" that flies to major derailments.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 68-70
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1976 12:00AM