The use of roller bearings on freight cars is justified on the basis of reduced maintenance and inspection time and derailment expense. The fitting of roller bearings to cars already in service is discussed. The coasting characteristics of roller bearing cars in hump yards and the rolling resistance of these cars in train starting are compared to plain-bearing cars.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Car Foremen's Association

    Chicago, IL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Horger, O J
  • Publication Date: 1949-3-14

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM