Re: Real or no?
Ahem. These so-called "bans" were not outright bans -- Cars with "outlawed" equipment were simply not approved
for UNRESTRICTED INTERCHANGE. Railroads could voluntarily continue to use such equipment and railroads could
interchange them by MUTUAL AGREEMENT. I saw many cars with plain bearing trucks being interchanged between
railroads after plain bearings were "banned" in the 1990's.
And these were AAR rules as far as I know. The ICC or FRA would be the authority that gave regulations of this kind the
power of law.
On 11/5/2020 2:05 PM, Kenneth Montero wrote: