A MAINTENANCE OFFICER'S VIEW ON THE EFFECTS OF FREIGHT CAR DYNAMICS

The interrelationship between equipment and track is stressed in this article. Efforts over the past two decades have led to the strengthening of critical areas of freight cars. However, the track has been subjected to increasing wear as larger and heavier cars were introduced. The beneficial effects of the railroad/supplier/government efforts, the Track Train Dynamics program will be of great importance to the industry. Until there are major fixed-plant changes, it is urged that the geometry of cars better accommodate today's track, and that the industry consider shorter trains.

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  • Pagination: p. 49-52

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM