This is the second of two installments of the report marking completion of Task 13 of Phase I of the International Government-Industry Research Program on Track Train Dynamics. This reference manual has data on truck components and on truck characteristics and is based on work performed by American Steel Foundries. Included are reports on frictional damping forces at the side frame/truck bolster interface; vertical, lateral, torsional and pitch spring rates of standard truck coil springs; deflection characteristics of truck bolsters and side frames; torsional resistance at the truck bolster/carbody centerplate interface; theoretical clearances throughout the truck; and mass moment of intertia of the side frame and truck bolster.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was sponsored by the Association of American Railroads, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Railway Progress Institute and the Transportation Development Agency of Canada
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1976 12:00AM