The reasons are given why Swiss Aluminium Ltd. started the development of freight car trucks ten years ago, followed by an outline of the different stages of development. Five versions of the truck are presented and thoroughly described with results of stress analysis, laboratory and on-road tests, including preparation of the truck for TDOP Phase II. Future development steps are outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-15, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Zehnder, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-WA/RT-156 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM