Due to its characteristics, the rigid frame truck can operate in high-speed freight trains without undue stress on track or lading. This type of truck has been standard in Europe since 1960 and has proved satisfactory in service. However, certain fatigue defects appeared in the chassis, leading to its redesign in 1974. The paper describes the failures and solutions devised. The final testing of the truck in the laboratory and in service are reviewed in detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 24-25, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Guillaumin, J-C
  • Publication Date: 1979-1-31

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79-RT-5 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM