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.
- 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, 03 097309, 13 097310, 04 097311, 03 097312, 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 Bulletin 7502.
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- German, J G
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: p. 49-52
- TRT Terms: Freight cars; Maintenance management; Maintenance practices; Planning; Unit trains; Vehicle design; Vehicle maintenance; Vehicle performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Car component design; Dynamic vehicle performance; Freight car design; Freight car maintenance
- Subject Areas: Design; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00097313
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM