Wheel Load Equalization of Passenger Railroad Rolling Stock


This Standard contains minimum requirements for wheel load equalization for non-articulated railroad passenger equipment of all types employing two axle trucks.

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APTA PR-M-S-014-06 Rev. 1 06/01/2017 Current Proposed for CFR Citation


equalization, suspension, wheel load equalization, wheel unloading


This standard establishes static wheel load equalization requirements to provide passenger equipment with the wheel unloading characteristics necessary to reduce the risk of low-speed wheel climb derailments. The Standard includes requirements for testing to verify compliance with the standard.

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