COUPLER AND KNUCKLE SERVICE PERFORMANCE

Combines failure data from two sources with fleet population data to obtain a relative failure index which is a measure of the relative failure rates among the coupler and knuckle components currently in freight service on american railroads. Also, includes statistics from the AAR mechanized car repair billing exchange system for couplers and knuckle components currently in freight service on American Railroads. Also, includes statistics from the AAR mechanized car repair billing exchange system for couplers and knuckles removed from service during an eighteen month period. A relative wear index has been calculated. Includes recommendations for removal from service of highest failure rate coupler and knuckle components.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by RPI/AAR Railroad Coupler Safety Research and Test Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • Morella, N
    • Cook, R M
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 67 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads Research Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #R-149 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM