Re: Experimental Roller Bearing Arch Bar Truck

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Eric, Bob, and List Members,

For many years, near the former P&LE station in downtown Pittsburgh, there was a steel plant bottle car that had roller bearing arch bar trucks under it. The car was not really on display, it looked like it was part of a rolling stock collection that was being stored. That equipment disappeared many years ago

Claus Schlund

On 30-Sep-22 11:17, Eric Hansmann wrote:

The Wheeling & Lake Erie had several cars with roller bearing arch bar trucks. They served a Timkin plant in Canton and allowed use of a few cars for testing. These cars did not go off line as few shops could service the bearings.
Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN
On 09/29/2022 8:55 PM CDT Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Experimental Roller Bearing Arch Bar Truck

Pre-Depression Era Railroad Modelers

Photo courtesy of Richard Burg on the Facebook Pre-Depression Era Railroad Modelers group.


“An experimental roller bearing, arch bar truck used on the Michigan Central RR circa 1920.  National Archives of Canada neg. #182948”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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