DECISIONS PUSHING THEORY?
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 Corporation508 Birch Street
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Publication Date: 1980-9-8
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 30
- TRT Terms: Freight cars; Passenger cars; Rapid transit cars; Ride quality; Steering; Trucks; Vehicle design; Vehicle dynamics; Wear; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car dynamics; Passenger car design; Radial trucks; Type i trucks; Type ii trucks
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00322536
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM