Freight car construction has passed a phase where car design was aimed at lowest cost acceptable for interchange. This paper discusses the advantages and economics available from engineering cars to surpass minimum requirements and with a goal of minimizing future expenditures for maintenance. The ultimate car would remain serviceable throughout its first cycle of life without repairs other than "service-station" type.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rail Transportation Proceedings, Papers and discussions from joint IEEE-ASME Railroad Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 14-15 March 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • McLean, L S
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-RT-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM