Federal Railroad Administration March 27, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Advisory 2009-01
Document Number: E9-6919
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is recommending inspection and, when necessary, repair of American Car and Foundry (ACF) Center Flow[reg] Covered Hopper Cars, when appropriate. These cars have a history of side sill failure. On April 16, 2008, FRA was notified that car CSXT 254526, an ACF Center Flow[reg] Covered Hopper Car, experienced a catastrophic side sill failure. Both sides of the side sill, the side sheet, and the roof fractured. As a result, the A-end of the car was pulled away from the rest of the car body.
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