There has been much research and testing to measure shock and vibration. However, such work has usually been restricted to specialized objectives over a limited territory and without complete instrumentation. This paper describes a 5000-mile test of an instrumented box car in revenue trains over five different railroads. It was part of the AAR Technical Center's Freight Loss and Damage Program and the RPI/AAR Cooperative Truck Safety Research and Test Project. The 60-foot, 70-ton car was operated between Chicago and the West Coast on a round trip involving two different routes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was prepared for a Panel Discussion on Freight Car Dynamics at the Rail Transportation Division of the ASME, Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, 19-20 November 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Guins, S G
    • Olson, L L
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM