AN OVERVIEW OF RAIL CAR EQUIPMENT FOR INTERMODAL TRAFFIC
A brief historical review of rail car equipment for carrying highway trailers and/or containers is given. The operational and service factors that set the requirements for equipment culminating in today's intermodal rail car are described. Car design and cost factors to be considered if substantial changes are planned for implementation in "tomorrow's" intermodal systems are discussed, and the interrelation between certain key considerations such as stability, car platform height above rail, and tare weight is shown.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Brodeur, R H
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Container on flat car; Flat cars; Freight cars; Intermodal transportation; Piggyback transportation; Technological forecasting; Trailer on flat car; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00130788
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 75-ICT-3
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM