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


John Barry
 

Although the Terminated Truck may have been manufactured during our time frame.  Note the journal covers on the truck, normally on plain bearing devices for supporting STMFCs on rails.
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

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PO Box 44736 
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From: "Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC]" To: "STMFC@..."
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] And the weight of the cast truck is? Bolster? (was Weight Of A Freight Car Wheel?)

 
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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