In 1945 the American Car and Foundry Company completed the development of a triple-outlet hopper wagon having a nominal capacity of 70 tons and 2,840 cu. ft. with a light weight of 55,500 lb. The new type has a load limit of 154,500 lb. and the overall width is based on the A.A.R. unrestricted clearance of 10 ft. 2-1/2 in. The body is divided into three vented compartments which can be unloaded separately or simultaneously. The new car is 39.25 in. longer than the A.A.R. standard 70-ton steel hopper wagons, but can increase the payload by about 6.5 tons. The yield strength of the aluminium used is 38,000 lb. per sq. in. which gives a high factor of safety. The thick sheets and plates allows a long life when possible wear in handling abrasive materials is taken into account.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1946-8-2

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 123-124
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  • Accession Number: 00037293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM