The service life of train wheels varies from 20,000 miles up to 500,000 miles. In many cases wheels are removed from service for causes other than normal wear, e.g., thermal stresses due to braking, sliding due to excessive braking forces, flange wear, etc. Recommendations for longer wheel wear include: use of heat-treated class C wheels (well worth the 10 percent premium), turn trains on a regular basis (to distribute the wear more evenly) and no use of reclaimed rail that is reversed (if necessary to use this way, grind the gage side before use).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In Coal production and transportation: third annual conference, 1977; San Francisco, PLM, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PLM, Incorporated

    1 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94111
  • Authors:
    • Berg, N A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00174369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM