Re: Ribbed-Back Wheels


In Martin Robert Karig III's book "Coal Cars: The First 300 Years" he uses the term on pg 165:

"The initial single-plate design (in 1928) did not include the brackets with which cast-iron wheels are often identified, but these were added in 1938 to reinforce the rim and the flange."And figure 6.34 on the prior page identifies it as a "bracket or rib."

The brackets were also on the earlier double-plate design that the single-plate design replaced.

Randy Hammill
Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
True Line Trains

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