Railway Age 1957 February 18 Weekly Silent rail Why automatic car reporting?
Railway Age 1957 February 18 Weekly Silent rail Why automatic car reporting?

Railway Age 1957 February 18 Weekly Silent rail Why automatic car reporting?

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Railway Age 1957 February 18 Weekly Silent rail Why automatic car reporting?
Railway Age February 18 1957 Vol 142 No 7
How far will they go with welded rail?  p.8
Here's a roundup of its uses after 25 years of slow, but accelerating acceptance.
Slow order sought by shippers on rate hike  p.9
"Procedural mess" is anticipated if present plan for handling Ex Parte 206 is followed, NIT League says.
Why automatic car reporting?  p.24
The Rock Island does it to save time and money. For example, when a traffic man comes to work in Lincoln, Neb., in the morning, he has a complete report on all car movements during the past 24 hours on RI lines which have to do with cars originating in or destined to Nebraska.
How radio eases a trackman's woes  p.26
More on-track time is one of many advantages accruing from use of radio communication by maintenance-of-way and bridge and building forces.
'Specialized' cars to suit more shippers  p.29
One solution to the growing demand for a universal car to handle mechanized and palletized loading, as well as bulk shipments, without additional expense, is a general purpose, 50-ft boxcar with two wide, staggered openings.
Locomotives are 'deteriorating'  p.31
Such is the conclusion of the 1956 report of the ICC's director of locomotive inspection, which points out increases in, among other things, the number of locomotives found defective and the number ordered out of service. The situation, it says, reflects the increasing age of railroad diesel power.
Why RRs approve the central bearing  p.32
This relatively simple device "greatly reduces or completely eliminates" shimmy or truck hunting, eliminates side bearing noise, gives longer wheel life and reduces maintenance costs.
Why the C&O feels good about the future   p.36
The road's management is convinced the years ahead will bring a rise in railway traffic and earnings. Reasons for such optimism were detailed at a recent two-day meeting of officers and supervisors of the finance and accounting department.

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