A computer-controlled wheel lathe which profiles worn wheels from all freight cars on Norfolk and Western is the heart of a new high-production shop facility at Portsmouth, Ohio. With the lathe, other wheel machines and extensive materials handling equipment, this shop now performs work previously done at three shops on the railroad. The shop is tooled to produce 700 wheelsets on a five-day week schedule, sufficient for the railroad which operates almost 95,000 freight cars.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00167505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Progressive Railroading
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM