UNION PACIFIC GOES FOR THE "4-RUNNER"
UP and Trailer Train are committed to the production of 100 four-unit intermodal flat cars, each unit of which has a pair of single-axle trucks. Weight savings and improved aerodynamics are achieved, along with the ability to move the increasingly popular 45-ft trailers. The four-wheel units represent a combination of American and European technologies. Four-unit cars are assembled by intermediate hammerhead drawbars; outer ends have conventional couplers and draft gears. Standard components have been used wherever possible. UP will assemble its 191-ft cars in trains for Chicago--Los Angeles intermodal service.
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Murphy-Richter Publishing Company20 North Wacker Driver
Chicago, IL USA 60606
- Publication Date: 1981-3
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 48
- TRT Terms: Articulated cars; Freight cars; Fuel conservation; Intermodal services; Light vehicles; Piggyback transportation; Two axle cars; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Union Pacific Railroad
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car design; Trailer train
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00331471
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM