RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR ROLLER BEARING LUBRICATION EXPERIENCE

Norfolk and western has experimented with relubrication of freight-car roller bearings at intervals up to ten years. Results show that the FRA requirement for lubrication at four-year intervals not only requires undue maintenance attention but also increases bearing temperature and makes seal damage more likely. The federal requirement is justified by neither economics nor safety.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported in cooperation with the Association of American Railroads, Federal Railroad Administration and Railway Wheel Association. Sixth International Wheelset Congress, October 22-26, 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Iron and Steel Institute

    230 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60601
  • Authors:
    • Miller, H D
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM