Resilient pedestal wear plate
Dual purpose wear plate
Flexible railway car truck
Service-life, low-profile, retrofittable, elastomeric mounting for three-piece, railroad-car trucks
Stabilized pedestal wear plate
Bearing adapter and adapter pad for railway trucks
Side frame pedestal roof with rocker seats
Lateral control mount
ApplicationNo. 995541 filed on 11/28/2001
US Classes:105/224.1Deformable cushions
ExaminersPrimary: Morano, S. Joseph
Assistant: Olson, Lars A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB61F 005/26
AbstractA shear pad assembly for use between a rail car side frame pedestal and the rail car roller bearing adapter includes an upper plate formed and adapted to seat the side frame pedestal and a lower plate, spaced from the upper plate, and formed and adapted to seat on the roller bearing adapter. There is an elastomer positioned in the space between the upper plate and the lower plate, with the elastomer having a generally uniform thickness throughout a substantial portion of the space between the plates. There are a pair of spaced metal shims, each extending parallel to a side frame, being adjacent an edge of the elastomer, and being located generally intermediate the upper and lower plates.