RAIL CAR COMPONENT DEFECT DETECTION USING PITLESS RAILWAY SCALES (A FEASIBILITY STUDY PLAN)

This report presents a feasibility study plan to help establish the practicality of utilizing modified pitless-in-motion rail scale systems to detect faulty railroad car components and component systems. This plan considers detecting critical components and performance conditions such as: lateral and vertical rail forces, defective wheels, brakes and bearings, centerplate friction, consist speed, hunting, creep, rock and roll.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Raskin (SH) Corporation

    P.O. Box 402426
    Dallas, TX  USA  75240

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Raskin, S H
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-79/50 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-8003
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1981 12:00AM