A broad program of reliability engineering has been introduced as Santa Fe's equipment has grown from 14 to 30 percent of the road's net investment over 15 years. The process is aimed at eliminating premature failures which drain maintenance dollars and shop resources while also reducing car availability. Computer files are accumulated from various reports and added data is gathered by sample inspections. Significant trends in component failure or derailment tendency are followed up by detailed failure analysis or field testing. Some of the improved and new components resulting from this program are described.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Kaelin, C R
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Accession Number: 00157959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM