A hi-rail device is a vehicle designed to travel both on roads and on rails. In this case, a truck was modified to accept the wheels for rail locomotion. The rear wheel/axle set was attached to the truck frame. Both the front and rear wheel/axle sets were raised by means of a hydraulic cylinder driven off the PTO of the truck. The wheel/axle set was rigidly fixed into an up or down position by the use of locking pins. It was assumed by the manufacturer that there would be no load on the cylinder once the wheel/axle set was...
Mitchell P. Kaplan, Failure of a Hi-Rail Device, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Rail and Rolling Stock, ASM International, 2019, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001138
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