ANALYSIS OF COVERED HOPPER CAR DERAILMENTS ON THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD

The derailment history of high-cube, covered hopper cars on the B&O Railroad was analyzed. The analysis showed that the in-service life of this type of equipment has a very noticeable effect on its derailment rate. About 80% of the derailments occurred during the first year of service. The statistics also show that rock-offs of foreign cars of the same type are also a serious and growing problem. The analysis shows that the operating restrictions on the PS-2-CD domestic and foreign cars are effectively reducing derailments of these high-cube, covered hopper cars. An extension of the PS-2-CD operating restrictions to all covered hopper cars with a capacity of 3000 or more cubic feet and less than one year old could provide an interim solution that could be quickly implemented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chesapeake and Ohio Railway

    Terminal Tower, PO Box 6419
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44101

    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

    Baltimore & Ohio Building, 2 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21201
  • Authors:
    • LUEBKE, R W
  • Publication Date: 1967-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 67-115 Co Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1976 12:00AM