"THE QUIET ONE," BURLINGTON NORTHERN'S NORTHTOWN YARD, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Burlington Northern has applied extensive noise abatement techniques for the retarders in its Northtown Yard at Minneapolis, Minn. Methods tested or used at other BN yards and on other railroads were adopted. The control of wheel screech noise by vertical sound barriers, sand damping of retarder members, wheel damping and application of water and/or lubricants on wheels and retarder shoes is discussed.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 555-561
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 77

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 658 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM