The performance of ASTM A242 Steel in railroad cars, since its introduction in the early 1930's is reviewed. This includes results of periodic measurements primarily of coal cars in regular service. Data obtained in the 1960's on unit-train coal cars, that are being built in increasing numbers, are presented. An economic, comparison between the use of A242 steel and other steels in included.

  • 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

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Clapp, H P
    • Swan, J D
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-RT-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM