Re: Weight Of A Freight Car Wheel?

Tony Thompson

How much would a 33-inch freight car wheel weigh, both new and worn, on average? I appreciate allowances need to be made for wheel style, manufacturer and era, but let's say an "average" wheel in the steam-diesel transition er

I recall seeing a figure of 800 pounds in the distant past, but I have no idea if that is accurate.

       A couple of published documents refer to weights between 800 and 900 pounds.

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