Improved Truck Castings - Industry Survey and Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored work conducted by Transportation Technology Center, Inc. at their facility. The current work builds on the results of the two previous phases of this project, which involved investigating alternative materials to reduce or prevent brittle failure of truck side frame and bolster castings. The current work was conducted between April 2018 to September 2018, and is designated Phase IIA. This phase examines the costs and benefits of producing truck castings from these alternative materials. It also examines the need for such components, based upon feedback from stakeholders.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Serial:
    • Research Results
    • Issue Number: RR 19-16
    • Publisher: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01710464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2019 10:05AM