NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN RAILCAR TRUCKS

In this paper the results of the development of the ASDP truck for heavy rail transit applications are discussed. The ASDP truck has a truck-frame-hung monomotor and a very soft secondary air suspension. Also, a number of options that have been developed for the basic Budd P-III railcar truck, of which some 10,000 have been built for transit, commuter, and main-line service, are discussed. The modifications or options that have been developed include a soft primary suspension, a steerable truck, a simplified secondary suspension, and a tilt truck for high-speed corridor operation.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 65-76
  • Monograph Title: Rail papers - 1984
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036739
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM