Two studies have been conducted to determine if correlation between age of equipment and loss and damage existed. Results of the study definitely showed existence of such correlation, indicating that both frequency of damage occurrence and their dollar value increase with age of equipment. It was also concluded that the major cause of damage was the drop of efficiency of the impact-protection gear, consisting of the coupler, draft gear, and draft gear-pocket geometry.

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    • This paper appeared in Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Volume 1: Freight Car Impact. The anthology was sponsored by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME. Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 1964.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Guins, S G
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM