Re: And the weight of the cast truck is? Bolster? (was Weight Of A Freight Car Wheel?)

Benjamin Hom

James Matthews wrote:
"Are you sure about those weights? Not quite apples to apples but a built up three piece 70-ton roller bearing truck with truck mounted cylinders and 34" wheels weighs 8,500-9,000 pounds (I have the exact weight somewhere). 50-ton trucks are 750-1,000 pounds less while 100-ton trucks on 1,000-1,500 pounds more."

Heavy enough to squash a Terminator, though this takes place well after the era of this list. ;)

Ben Hom

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