While dynamic deficiencies of the conventional three-piece (Type I) freight-car truck continue to be realized and countered, railroads have been reluctant to buy more refined (and expensive) types. The claimed advantages of the so-called Type II truck are not always easy to demonstrate or to analyze on a financial basis. The article describes advanced trucks, radial and non-radial, and discusses running gear being appraised for Amtrak passenger cars and for rapid transit equipment. The Transportation Test Center's role and capabilities in the appraisal of railroad running gear and vehicle dynamics are also described.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-9-8

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM