In very recent years the operating advantages of high capacity cars and traffic advantage of incentive rates have sparked the drive for cars handling very high payloads. This trend toward equipment capable of transporting cargo in large volume, and of great weight, has for the most part been on such a competitive basis that there has been little or no coordination between the designer of the equipment and the responsible railroad officers who must operate it in trains over their road. Advantages and disadvantages of four-wheel trucks for high capacity cars are suggested. Economic trade offs are mentioned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symington Wayne Corporation

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hawthorne, J W
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-23

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  • Accession Number: 00037716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM