Recommended Practice

New Truck Design


This recommended practices gives guidance for the design of new commuter and intercity rail car trucks with application speeds not exceeding 125 miles per hour (mph) (200 khp) and for the application of existing truck designs significantly different from the prior application(s) in terms of load, speed, track geometry, carbody and significant combinations of these factors.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-M-RP-009-98 03/04/1999 Published Current


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