This article describes the Truck Design Optimization Project being conducted by Southern Pacific Transportation Company under sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration. The $8-million three-phase TDOP program which is to extend over 4 1/2 years is aimed at better performance from existing trucks and ultimately improved truck designs. Phase I has been an analysis of present general-purpose trucks. Phase II will emphasize special purpose trucks, possibly overlapping with Phase III which will look into unconventional carbody support systems.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Shedd, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 50-52
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM