FSG 22 Railway Equipment

Railway Equipment
Supply Items Included in Federal Supply Group 22
LOCOMOTIVE,DIESEL ELECTRIC

LOCOMOTIVE,DIESEL MECHANICAL

LOCOMOTIVE,GASOLINE MECHANICAL

RAILWAY CAR SPOTTER,SELF-PROPELLED

A vehicle equipped with pneumatic tired road wheels and steel flanged rail wheels, designed for moving and/or spotting railway cars. The vehicle is lowered onto railway tracks by raising the pneumatic tired wheels. It is not equipped with payload body. Excludes LOCOMOTIVE, AUTORAILER.

RAILWAY CAR,TANK

A railway freight car whose body consists of a tank or tanks for transporting liquids or gases.

RAILWAY CAR,SIDE DUMP

An open-top railway car equipped with an air cylinder mechanism which raises or drops the side of the car and tilts the car body to dump the contents.

RAILWAY CAR,SLEEPER

A railway car constructed and equipped for passenger train service, having sanitary facilities, lighting and heating systems and berths which can be folded back out of the way and the car used as a coach. It may or may not have separate sections or compartments for additional privacy of the occupants. Excludes RAILWAY CAR, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AMBULANCE TRAIN.

RAILWAY CAR,BOX

A railway freight car having a closed body with side doors or side and end doors used for general freight transportation and especially for lading which must be protected from the weather.

RAILWAY CAR,FLAT

A railway freight car with a floor laid over the sills without any housing or body above. Excludes RAILWAY CAR, FLAT, WELL and RAILWAY CAR, FLAT, DEPRESSED CENTER.

RAILWAY CAR,FLAT,DEPRESSED CENTER

A railway flat car specially constructed with that portion of the car extending between the trucks depressed to provide necessary head room for certain classes of lading.

RAILWAY CAR,FLAT,WELL

A railway flat car specially constructed with that portion of the floor extending between trucks depressed between the side sills to provide necessary head room for certain classes of lading.

RAILWAY CAR,CABOOSE

A railway car with a closed body, which is coupled to the rear of freight trains for accommodation of the conductor and trainmen as office and quarters while in transit and for carrying the various stores, tools, and the like, required on freight trains.

RAILWAY CAR,REFRIGERATOR

A specially constructed railway freight car of the box car type with an insulated body, for carrying commodities that need icing in transit, equipped with two or more ice bunkers or baskets and suitable means for draining off melted ice or briny water; or with a circulating brine cooling system.

RAILWAY CAR,AMBULANCE UNIT

A railway car specially equipped for the care and/or transportation of hospitalized military personnel and those entrusted with their care. Does not include operating room facilities. See also RAILWAY CAR, WARD, AMBULANCE TRAIN.

RAILWAY CAR,WARD,AMBULANCE TRAIN

A railway car designed and equipped for the transportation of sick and wounded personnel. It has no facilities for major medical operations, or for doctors', nurses', and orderlies quarters. It is part of an ambulance train. See also RAILWAY CAR, AMBULANCE UNIT and RAILWAY CAR, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AMBULANCE TRAIN.

RAILWAY CAR,HOPPER

An open-top railway freight car with the floor sloping from the ends and sides to one or more hoppers, which will discharge its entire load by gravity through the hopper doors. It may be of the self-clearing type. See also RAILWAY CAR, HOPPER, COVERED.

RAILWAY CAR,GONDOLA

A railway freight car with sides and ends but without a top covering. The floor or bottom is level or approximately so and may be solid or provided with bottom doors. Used for transportation of freight in bulk.

RAILWAY CAR,KITCHEN

A railway car fitted with a kitchen for preparing meals but without dining facilities.

RAILWAY CAR,KITCHEN-DINING,AMBULANCE TRAIN

A railway car designed and equipped for preparation, serving and storing of food. It is part of an ambulance train.

CRANE,LOCOMOTIVE,DIESEL ELECTRIC

A self-propelled unit designed to travel on rails. Electric energy for the propulsion or traction motors is derived from a diesel engine driven generator. Direct diesel power from the same engine is utilized for crane operations.

CRANE,LOCOMOTIVE,DIESEL MECHANICAL

RAILWAY CAR,PUSH

A four-wheeled railway work car used to transport heavy or bulky track materials or tools by manual pushing.

RAILWAY CAR,TRAILER

A four-wheeled railway work car used to transport heavy or bulky track materials, tools and/or personnel by coupling to a maintenance motor car or to a train pulled by a maintenance motor car.

RAILWAY MOTOR CAR,MAINTENANCE

A small, light, four-wheeled railway motor car used by "Maintenance of Way Department" for transfer of men and tools to location of job either for repairs or inspection. See also RAILWAY CAR, TRAILER.

TAMPER,TIE,PNEUMATIC

A compressed air driven hand tool for tamping ballast around and under railroad ties.

DRILLING MACHINE,RAIL,GASOLINE ENGINE

A gasoline engine powered drilling machine designed to be rolled on a rail and clamped in place for drilling holes in the side of the rail. It does not include car mounted type.

SNOWPLOW,RAILWAY,PUSH

An item for removing snow from railway tracks by pushing motion, the actual removal resulting from a horizontally straight blade cutting diagonally into the snow or a wedge blade moving snow to both sides of railway track. Includes types designed for mounting on a railway car or locomotive, and types which are integral with their carrier. Excludes rotary type snowplows.

WRENCH,TRACK,GASOLINE ENGINE

A gasoline engine powered machine for tightening and/or loosening nuts on track bolts. It is mounted on a frame or base which can be pushed manually on railway rails to working positions.

RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION SET

An assembly of items used for construction and maintenance of railway tracks and equipment. Includes such items as benders, drills, breakers, jacks, grinders, and the like.

DRILLING MACHINE,RAIL,HAND OPERATED

A portable manually operated drilling machine designed to drill holes on a horizontal plane through T-rails and the like.

TRACK SHIFTER,RAILWAY,GASOLINE ENGINE DRIVEN

A power operated machine mounted on a self-propelled railway car, primarily designed to shift railway tracks laterally. It may have attachments for various kinds of lifting operations.

ADZING MACHINE,RAILWAY TIE,GASOLINE ENGINE DRIVEN

A power operated tool whose cutting bits are at right angles to the head. It is mounted on a hand pushed carriage designed to travel on a railway track and is used for leveling tie seats.

TRACK ALIGNER,RAILWAY

A portable, mechanical tool incorporating the principles of a jack with a horizontal throw, or a wedge tool of a sliding fulcrum design, used to align railway tracks on a roadbed by a sliding forward movement or thrust on a horizontal plane.

TAMPING MACHINE,RAILWAY,GASOLINE-ELECTRIC DRIVEN

An item consisting of a series of tampers suspended from adjustable arms attached to a cross head with vertical movement. Mounted on self-propelled railway carriage having a gasoline-electric power plant for the operation of the tampers. It is used for tamping ballast around and under railway ties.

JACK,RAILWAY TRACK,GASOLINE ENGINE DRIVEN

A hydraulic action device mounted on a manually propelled or self-propelled carriage, designed to travel on a railway track. It lifts itself and a portion of the track and ties by clamping carriage to rails and exerting a downward force between ties. It is not designed to shift track laterally.

EXTRACTOR,TRACK SPIKE,GASOLINE ENGINE DRIVEN

A power tool mounted on a hand pushed carriage, designed to travel on a railway track and extract spikes driven into the ties.

HAMMER,TRACK SPIKE,GASOLINE ENGINE DRIVEN

A power hammer mounted on a hand pushed carriage, designed to travel on a railway track.

SAWING MACHINE,RAIL,POWER DRIVEN

A portable power machine specifically designed to cut rails in the track; to cut and fit rails at interlocking plants, crossing and switches; to cut off split, worn or battered rail ends; and to cut out portions of wheel-burned rails, fissures, etc. It may be powered by gasoline engine, electric motor or compressed air, utilizing a BLADE, POWER HACKSAW for cutting.

FLEXIBLE SHAFT MACHINE,RAILWAY,GASOLINE ENGINE DRIVEN

An item designed to transmit a rotary motion through a flexible shaft to an attached tool; especially for grinding, drilling or slotting rails.

TAMPING MACHINE,RAILWAY,PNEUMATIC

An item consisting of a series of tampers suspended from adjustable arms attached to a crosshead with vertical movement. Mounted on a self-propelled railway carriage with an internal combustion engine power plant which supplies operation power for self-propelling and a compressor. It is used for tamping ballast around railway ties.

TIE INSERTER,RAILWAY,DIESEL ENGINE DRIVEN

A self propelled track mounted machine, primarily designed to insert and extract railroad items without having to remove rails or trestle floor. May also be used for handling track system maintenance.

INSERTER,TRACK SPIKE,DIESEL ENGINE DRIVEN

A power machine mounted on a self propelled rail car primarily designed to automatically lift rail ties to track level and drive spikes through rails into ties.

CRANE,RAILROAD TIE

A crane used to lift or distribute both wood and concrete cross ties for tie replacement. The controls are two manually operated joy-sticks, one foot-pedal, one brake pedal and a pushbutton controlling the handling head clamp.

HAMMER,TRACK SPIKE,DIESEL ENGINE DRIVEN

A power hammer mounted on a self-propelled railroad car primarily designed to set and drive spikes into tie plate. May also be used on reconditioned spikes.

WHEEL SET,RAILWAY

An assembly consisting of two railway wheels applied to a railway axle. It may also include additional components such as flingers, gears, rings, and the like. Two or more wheel sets serve to support a piece of heavy railway rolling equipment. This item does not include steam locomotive driving wheel sets or the car wheel sets used under inspection cars, section cars, gang cars, push cars and trailers, or similar equipment.

AXLE,RAILWAY

A solid or bored cylindrical steel shaft to which a pair of railway wheels is applied. Such axles are used under heavy railway rolling equipment. This item does not include axles used under inspection cars, section cars, gang cars, push cars and trailers, or similar equipment.

WHEEL,RAILWAY

A flanged, circular iron or steel disk. Two such disks are applied to an axle to form an assembly. This item does not include steam locomotive driving wheels or the wheels used under inspection cars, section cars, gang cars, push cars and trailers, or similar equipment.

BRAKE SHOE,RAILWAY CAR

The frictional element which is held against the car wheel in order to produce braking action.

COUPLER,RAILWAY,AUTOMATIC

A device by means of which the connection of one unit of railway rolling stock to another is automatically accomplished and maintained and conversely by which they are disconnected.

WEDGE,RAILWAY JOURNAL BEARING

A piece of metal used to keep a railway car axle journal bearing in place and to distribute the load evenly.

KEY,RAILWAY CAR BRAKE SHOE

A wedgelike device by means of which a brake shoe is fastened to a brake head. It is inserted through a keyway in the face of the brake head and the lug on the brake shoe.

BUFFER,RAILWAY

A mechanical device attached to the ends of railway cars and locomotives to cushion the collision shocks between the units and to keep the couplers taut.

DUST GUARD,RAILWAY JOURNAL

An item designed to fit closely around the dust guard bearing of a railway axle to exclude dust and dirt and to prevent the escape of oil and waste from the journal box.

LID,RAILWAY JOURNAL BOX

JOURNAL BOX,RAILWAY

A metal housing which incloses the journal of a railway axle, the bearing, and associated parts, and which holds the oil and packing for lubricating the journal. Excludes steam locomotive driving box.

LEVER CONNECTION,RAILWAY BRAKE

A metal rod connecting two brake levers on a railway car or locomotive tender truck.

LINING MATERIAL,FRICTION

A fibrous and/or metallic material with or without binders and/or compounds woven or molded into roll or sheet form of uniform width and thickness and may be fabricated with or without cork inserts. It is intended as the bulk material from which LINING, FRICTION may be fabricated for use on disks, shoes, or bands to provide a friction surface for transmitting, retarding, or stopping motion.

RAILWAY CAR TRUCK

DUMMY COUPLING,RAILWAY AIR HOSE

A casting of the same shape of a railway air hose coupling. It is designed to prevent dirt or other foreign matter from entering the air line, and it may act as a bracket to support the air hose by preventing dangling when not in use. It may be hooked to a railway air hose coupling.

BRAKE SHOE,RAILWAY,ABRASIVE

A grinding shoe which is held against the railway wheel to correct conditions of wheel wear. Excludes BRAKE SHOE, RAILWAY CAR.

BRAKE SHOE,LOCOMOTIVE

The friction element which is held against the locomotive wheel in order to produce braking action. Excludes BRAKE SHOE, RAILWAY CAR.

RAIL,TEE,RAILWAY

A bar of steel, formed approximately in the shape of the letter T, used as a guide and runway for the flanged wheels of railway cars and other rolling stock.

JOINT BAR,RAIL

A piece of,steel formed to provide a connection for the ends of adjacent rails in a track.

TIE PLATE,RAILWAY

A piece of steel having a rail seat, one or more shoulders and spike holes for attaching the rail to the tie in order to maintain the rail in proper position with respect to gauge and also to distribute the load from the rail to the tie and to protect the tie.

RAIL ANCHOR,RAILWAY

A device which is attached to the base of a rail, and contacting the side of the tie or tie plate to prevent the rail from creeping.

RAIL CLIP,RAILWAY

An item of steel (cast or forged) with a hole for mounting and a lip to fasten on base of rail, to secure and prevent shifting.

RERAILER,RAILWAY

A device of all metal construction designed to guide the wheels of derailed rolling equipment back on the rails.

SPIKE,TRACK,SQUARE SHANK

BLOCK,RAILWAY GUARD RAIL SPACER

BRACE,RAILWAY RAIL

STOP,RAILWAY CAR

A device designed for attaching to a railroad rail to arrest the movement of a railway car.

SWITCH POINT,RAILWAY

A bar-shaped steel item having a tapered end to specified degree, minute, and seconds angle. Used for the purpose of forming contact with tee rail for diverting rolling equipment from one track to another.

LOAD SUPPORT STRUCTURE,RAILWAY TRACK

A material used to distribute railway track, tie, and ballast weight over unstable ground substrata.