The ore car used by Hamersley's railroad was adapted from a Southern Pacific design originally. Subsequent orders have involved several developmental and modification stages over 12 years. The paper traces the problems, either inherent in the original design or those that resulted from Australian operation, and tells how they have been overcome. Two experimental aluminum cars have had 2 years of service and have operated with their steel counterparts successfully, saving 3 tons in tare at a time when energy costs are increasing.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 406 Pap F.4 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM