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Railroad tanker car dimensions

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05-13-2002 11:06 PM
Doing a layout of a railcar unloading station and need the basic dimesnions of a RR car. Wheel diameter, height of bottom of car from rail, manway diameter and height. After several internet searches, I'm not finding these particulars.

Thanks for any help,
Chris
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Re: Railroad tanker car dimensions

05-14-2002 02:19 AM in reply to: capt_dalton
A quick trip to the railyard out of the question?

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"capt_dalton" wrote in message
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> Doing a layout of a railcar unloading station and need the basic
dimesnions of a RR car. Wheel diameter, height of bottom of car from rail,
manway diameter and height. After several internet searches, I'm not finding
these particulars.
> Thanks for any help,
> Chris
>
>
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hendie
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Re: Railroad tanker car dimensions

05-14-2002 04:42 PM in reply to: capt_dalton
I worked in the rail industry for a couple of years and the only thing I was sure of was that there was NO standard carriage size. Wheel diameters were different on every vehicle. Sometimes even the wheel diameters would be different on the same bogies if the bogie was used on different vehicles.
Here in the UK you have to get hold of "Rail Group Standards" and one section is devoted to carriage profiles. It gives a range of dimensions applicable to each section of the carriage. I would imagine that the US has something similar (hopefully better and easier decyphered).
Measuring an existing carriage is not really an option due to wear, weight and a host of other factors.
There will be standards out there, you just have to find them.... are you UK or US based ?
*©, JohnJ
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Re: Railroad tanker car dimensions

05-17-2002 06:21 AM in reply to: capt_dalton
In the US, the main line RR company generally has the required design for
the private siding facilities that will be served by the RR company. Have you
checked with them?

 

Doing
a layout of a railcar unloading station and need the basic dimesnions of a RR
car. Wheel diameter, height of bottom of car from rail, manway diameter and
height. After several internet searches, I'm not finding these particulars.

Thanks for any help,
Chris

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capt_dalton
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Registered: ‎10-03-2003
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05-21-2002 06:40 AM in reply to: capt_dalton
Thanks to all who replied. I ended up getting some info from the company we're leasing the fleet from. Since all the cars in the fleet are roughly the same, I got the approximate dimesnions crawling around on one in the yard. Got an email from the FBI later in the day that was sent to all chemical companies in our area warning of terrorist threats against RR tank cars. What's the world coming to?

Peace
*Burgener, Paul
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06-22-2002 03:53 AM in reply to: capt_dalton
Can't help with tanker cars, but I could use
simialr information about flatbed railcars.  My agency simulates loading
vehicles on flatcars regularly.  Any ideas?


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In the US, the main line RR company generally has the required design for
the private siding facilities that will be served by the RR company. Have you
checked with them?

 

Doing
a layout of a railcar unloading station and need the basic dimesnions of a RR
car. Wheel diameter, height of bottom of car from rail, manway diameter and
height. After several internet searches, I'm not finding these particulars.

Thanks for any help,
Chris

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