MOBILE REFLECTOSCOPE INSPECTION OF RAILWAY CAR AXLES UNDER ROLLING EQUIPMENT ON THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILWAY COMPANY

The Sperry Rail Service ultrasonic reflectoscope was tried to determine if this instrument could be used for fast inspection of caraxle journals for defects while they were still located in place in the rolling equipment. Having established that the reflectoscope was satisfactory for locating the faulty journals under freight cars, it was decided the best place to check these car journals would be the railway freight car repair yards. The King Midget automobile using an 8-1/2 hp driving engine, was modified to become the reflectoscope mobile carrier. This car is described and illustrated. A record is shown of 65 months of operation of the mobile reflectoscope units. A total of 363,821 freight cars have been checked. From this number of cars have been found 1002 cracked or defective journals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Melrose, M F
    • De Vilbiss, T E
  • Publication Date: 1959-12-4

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 59-A-228 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM