Recommended Practice

Passenger Car Axle Design


This recommended practice provides guidance for specifying the axles for passenger rail cars, whose operations fall under the jurisdiction of Federal Railroad
Administration regulation. The designs shown herein are provided as guidelines based on historical experience.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-M-RP-008-98 03/26/1998 Published Current


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