The mechanical ballast dressing unit of the Erie Railroad is described. The unit is a 40-foot steel flat car fitted with scraper blades on each side. The blades are operated by one full-time operator using compressed air for blade adjustment. The blade can be lifted to clear obstructions and can be folded against the car when not in use. The unit is propelled by a locomotive at about 3 mph.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1944-1-14

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 41-42
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM