1963-01-01

Cushioning Railroad Impacts with Hydraulics 630460

Freight loss and damage claims of class I railroads exceed $100,000 annually. A major portion of annual loss is believed to result, directly and indirectly, from impacts to which freight cars are subjected in the classification yard and in slack action effects on the road. Paper deals with the possibility of reducing problem by providing special cushioning for end-to-end impacts.

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