THE FREIGHT CAR TRUCK "CAPABILITY GAP"
The freight car truck is discussed as background to the question of what can be done about it. Because of the greater demands of today's freight service, a capability gap has developed between the truck performance required and that provided by contemporary running gear. The evolution of the three-piece truck, from the archbar design through stages to the contemporary arrangements, is illustrated. Some other car problems are covered and the possible end of cut-and-try design in running gear is foreseen. The possibility that a premium truck might be cost effective is suggested.
- This is a paper from the proceedings of the 11th Annual Railroad Engineering Conference held at Southern Colorado State College, Pueblo, Colorado, October 23-24, 1974. Other individual papers from this conference have been accessioned separately for RRIS. The following is a list of the RRIS numbers of these papers preceded by its section number as it is contained in the bulletin: 03 097308, 13 097310, 04 097311, 03 097312, 03 097313, 04 097314, 03 097315, 03 097316, 03 097317, 03 097318, 03 097319. The entire proceedings 03 097307 has also been accessioned. All of these are contained in the Bulletin 7502.
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- Smith, L W
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: p. 26-32
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Car trucks (Railroads); Costs; Railroad tracks; Snubbers; Structural design; Suspension systems; Train track dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Track design
- Subject Areas: Finance; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00097309
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 13 1976 12:00AM