TRACK RELATED PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HIGH-CAPACITY COVERED HOPPER CAR DESIGNS

The economic benefit associated with use of a high-performance/high-cube covered hopper car is discussed. The method of economic evaluation is explained and its application to a conservatively designed car situation is included. The major emphasis is comparison of the suggested car to current 100-ton covered hopper cars and a limited comparison to a lighter 80-ton car. The three alternatives are examined in terms of rail wear, fuel, accident potential, and maintenance, but is not intended to be the basis for a choice between 80 and 100 ton cars in a specific service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Technical Conference, AREA, held March 24-26, 1980, Palmer House Chicago.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Hargrove, M B
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 588-599
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 678
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM