SINGLE-AXLE TRUCKS AND ARTICULATED CONNECTIONS FOR MULTIPLE-UNIT, HIGH-CAPACITY RAILWAY CARS

The development, design and functional characteristics of an articulated multiple-unit high-capacity hopper car, equipped with two 6.5 x 12 single-axle trucks, are described. Road tests of the 4-unit articulated car were conducted by Southern Railway, under empty and loaded-car conditions at speeds up to 40 mph on branch lines and 65mph on main lines. The articulated connection functioned satisfactorily during road tests in which the 4-unit articulated car successfully negotiated various curves and crossovers on main line, branch line, and in railroad yards without any signs of distress.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Weber, H B
  • Publication Date: 1966-5-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 66-RR-7 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1973 12:00AM