Transverse trough coil car with modular trough forming assemblies and method of forming same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9387864
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14505069

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A transverse trough coil car includes a plurality of transverse troughs, a pair of trucks, a center sill supported on the trucks, a pair of side walls extending the length of the car coupled to the center sill, and a plurality of trough forming assemblies. Each trough forming assembly includes a center cross bearer member coupled to the side walls and the center sill, a pair of angled floor plates coupled to the side walls, wherein the floor plates form the longitudinally fore and aft sections of adjacent troughs, and a plurality of floor plate supporting gussets extending between the center cross bearer member and the floor plates. A method of forming the transverse trough coil car body is provided for reducing the fabrication costs, inventory costs and assembly time of the car.

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JAC OPERATIONS INCTWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA SUITE 1300 CHICAGO IL 60606

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Boring, Jeffrey W Homer City, US 1 5
Lydic, Todd L Johnstown, US 14 55

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