LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF THE HOLDING ABILITY OF VARIOUS TYPES OF NAILS USED FOR SECUREMENT OF BOX CAR LININGS
Following issuance of Bulletin No. P-452, NAIL DAMAGE, by the AAR Freight Loss and Damage Prevention Section, the Superintendent of Claim Prevention of a Member Road requested that an investigation be made by the AAR to determine the best type of nail to be used for securing box car linings. The records of various railroads showed that a large percentage of the damage claims on bagged products, such as flour, starch, various other food products, etc., were caused by the containers having been torn by protruding nails in the box car lining. This report is the result of a joint program of investigation carried out by the Container and Loading Research Division and the Mechanical Research Division at the AAR Research Center.
Chicago, IL USA 60616
- Publication Date: 1959-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Box cars; Freight cars; Nails
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car component performance; Freight car components; Lading protection
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00083062
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Association of American Railroads Research Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: MR-358
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM