One of the developments that has already proved that it is capable of coping with the new generation of problems of truck stability is the swing motion truck. Outwardly, it is difficult to distinguish if from the conventional four-wheel swivel truck. Yet, it does have a unique design of its own. That design enables the side frame and bolster combination to absorb within itself the dynamic conditions that cause truck hunting and rock-and-roll. It accomplishes this with light or loaded cars and at the full range of operational speeds, up to and over 90 mph. The "swing motion" that is imparted by the design itself results in certain critical components working in harmony rather than wearing or pounding against one another.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00057332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Progressive Railroading
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM