METROLINER TRUCK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
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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General Steel Industries, Inc/Castings Div
, United States
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Seely, R M
- Publication Date: 1980-9
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Air springs; Data collection; Design; Instrumentation; Maintenance management; Passenger cars; Passenger transportation; Railroad cars; Railroad transportation; Ride quality; Road tests; Spring; Standards; Suspension systems; Tests; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Vehicle design; Vehicle maintenance; Vibration isolation
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak; Metroliner (Express train)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs
- Geographic Terms: Northeast Corridor; Northeastern United States
- Old TRIS Terms: High speed tests; Passenger car maintenance; Vibration isolators
- Subject Areas: Design; Maintenance and Preservation; Motor Carriers; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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