Re: Real or no?


Randy Hees
 

Following up on Tim's statement.  When doing a comprehensive car inspection (required for a waiver on a 50 year+ old freight car used on a FRA regulated tourist railroad) the FRA will require you to inspect to the standards published in the AAR interchange manual.  The last AAR manual containing 40 ton and 50 ton cars is the 1975 manual and supplement.  (which includes solid journal bearings.)

You can get a waiver for multiple issues... for example for age (50+ years) for lettering (the lettering required for a waiver car is larger than historic reporting marks, and potentially for other issues like cast truck frames with dates before 1926, wheel style, draft gear etc... )

Randy Hees

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