UNIT TRAIN COAL CAR DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Unit Coal Train cars in high mileage, heavy train service have shown weaknesses in almost all areas of design because of the radical increase in severity of service. Careful inspection and evaluation of these cars on a periodic basis will reveal design and component selection changes that must be made on future cars. The overall economics of the 100-ton cars and its effect on track must be faced soon to reduce transportation costs. This paper discusses many of the design problem areas and suggests state of the art solutions for improvement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, April 28-30, 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 81-RT-3 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM