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  • 1) Assembles frames, beams, brakes, and springs to form railroad car truck and wheel units, using handtools: Positions bolster on erection block and lowers side frames and brake beams into bolster slots, grooves, and recesses, using hoist.

  • 2) Slips brakeshoes into receptacles and secures brakeshoes with pin, using hammer.

  • 3) Assembles brake parts, such as bottom rods, traverse plates, fulcrum, and levers and secures unit to brake beams and shoes, using bolts and cotter pins.

  • 4) Sets springs on studs in spring housing and places adapters in grooves on axle wheel bearings.

  • 5) Lifts complete truck unit over truck wheel assemblies, using hoist, and lowers it onto adapters.

  • 6) Pushes truck and wheel assembly along track for next operation.




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DOT:   806.684-114

Job Number: 8205