This Guideline describes the areas of desired improvement in 100-ton, high-cube, covered car performance and sets goals to stimulate the design of improved covered hopper cars. Cars must improve upon the dynamic characteristics and life-cycle costs of existing covered hopper cars by reducing wear and tear on roadbed and by reducing derailment tendencies. TTD has organized a development program to design, build and test prototype cars to this Guideline.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR R-423 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM