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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Brodeur, R H
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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