Re: Friction Bearings
Brad, I was just going to make the same reply, so I'll just tag on to yours. I was in the operating (conductor, trainmaster) department and I worked with carmen & others that dealt directly with bearings.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I heard the term "soild bearing" maybe a few times. The rest of the time it was "friction bearing".
If you, as a newbie car dept. or operation employee were to call them "solid bearings", you'd be suspected of being a "foamer".
So we have the bizzarre situation where most real railroaders use the "incorrect" term while railfans stand on the sidelines, gonna school 'em. (Similar to "switch" / "turnout", "engine" / "locomotive", etc.)
I've made this comment at least three times on different Yahoo groups, it never made a difference. I fully expect non-railroader railfans to argue about this, again. I'll keep calling them friction bearings.
ex-UP, Amtrak California, AC&J, PAR
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Not true. I was a real railroader and we used the term friction bearing. A common term in describing car trucks and repair of such.
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