List of railroad truck parts
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Also called an axle box. The housing attaching the end of the axle to the truck which as early as 1908 contained a set of long cylindrical rollers allowing the axle to rotate. It was also used on steam locomotives such as the Victorian Railways A2 class, the LMS Garratt, the LSWR 415 class, and the GCR Class 1.[dubious ]
One of a pair of plates which fit one into the other and support the car body on the trucks allowing them to turn freely under the car.
Truck side frame
Each truck has a bolster—a transverse floating beam—between the side frames. It is the central part of every truck on which the underframe of the railcar or railroad car is pivoted through the center pivot pin.
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- US Army Field Manual FM 55-20, Figure 8-8, Department of the Army, Washington DC
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