The report summarizes the results of design and ride testing procedures followed in developing a Metroliner Truck Improvement Program. The Metroliner cars had been used in high speed Corridor service for nearly ten years and upgrading the truck suspension to modern standards for improved passenger ride was considered to be very desirable. Preliminary design projections indicated this could be accomplished at comparatively modest cost and with potential savings in maintenance costs by modifications only to the primary and secondary spring systems.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    General Steel Industries, Inc

    /Castings Div
    ,   United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Seely, R M
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/74 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64237
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM