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Jan. 5, 1937.
D. s. BARRoWs ET Al.
Filed Dec. 50, 1931
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Jan. 5, 1937.
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Filed Dec. 30, 1931 l
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Patented Jan. 5, 1937
Donald S. Barrows and Glenn F. Couch, Roches
ter, N. Y., assignors to The Symington-Gould
Corporation, Rochester, N. Y., a corporation of
Application December 30, 1931, Serial No. 583,950
15 Claims.
This invention relates to railway trucks and, .
Figure 5 is a fragmentary detail showing -one
more particularly, to, such having laterally mov
of the brake hangers mounted on the frame, said
able bolsters.
The principal object of our invention, gen
5 erally considered, is the provision of a railway
truck in which the side frames serve as swing
links for allowing lateral motion of the associated
view being taken on the line 5_5 of Figure 2,
looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 6 is a sectional view on the line 6-6
of Figure 5, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 7 is a perspective View of the bolster
bearing casting.
Another object of our invention is the'provision '
Figure 8 is a perspective view of the brake
10 of a railway truck in which the side frames are hanger block which serves for the flexible mount 10
adapted for lateral swinging to allow correspond
ing of a brake hanger.
ing motion of the associated bolster, the brake
Figure 9 is a view corresponding to Figure 6
`with the brake hanger removed.
Figure 10 is a fragmentary view corresponding
to Figure 1, but showing a modified form of brake
-hanger brackets being flexibly mounted on the
-frames so that they will hang in proper position
-15 with respect to the associated wheels regardless
of the angularity ofthe frames, orl in which they
hanger bracket.
are mounted on the bolster and interlocked with
Figure 11 is a fragmentary view on the line
I I--II of Figure 10,1ooking in the direction of the
respect to the frames so that they stay in proper
-`position with respect to the wheels regardless of
the lateral position of the bolster.
A further object of our invention is the provi
sion of a railway truck in which the wheels are
quickly changed by lifting the frames to pull the
pedestal jaws olf the boxes, or by removing retain
2Ul ingbolts connecting the bolster and frames and
lifting the bolster off said frames.
A still further object of our invention is the
provision of a self-squaring and self-centering
railway truck adapted to resiliently support an
30 associated railway vehicle body by springs be
tween the side bearings and. bolster, resilient
cushions merely being provided between the bol
ster bearing castings and the associated side
frames, said truck being preferably provided with
y35 conical side bearing rollers and having no spring
plank or plates.
Other objects and advantages of the inven
tion relating to the particular arrangement and
construction of the various parts will become
40 apparent as the description proceeds.
Referring to the drawings illustrating our in
vention, the 1 scope whereof is defined by the
claims:- .
Figure 1 is a fragmentary side elevational view
45 of a railway truck embodying our invention, the
journal box and associated parts being shown
in section. ‘_
Figure 2 is a fragmentary plan of that portion
of the truck shown in Figure 1.
50 y Figure 3 is a fragmentary transverse sectional
view on the line 3-3 of Figure l, looking in the
direction of the arrows.
Figure 4 is a sectional view of the bolster and
associated side bearing on the line 4-4 of Figure
55 2, looking in the direction of 4the arrows.
Figure 12 is a partial plan and partial horizon 20
tal sectional view on the line |'2-I2 of Figure
10, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 13 isa fragmentary sectional view on
the line I3-‘-I3 of Figure 12, looking in the direc
tion of the arrows.
Figure 14 is a perspective view of the brake
hanger bearing piece detached from the asso
ciated parts.
_Referring to the drawings in detail, and ñrst
considering the embodiment of our invention il 30
lustrated in Figures 1 to 9, inclusive, there is
shown a truck l comprising two pairs of wheels
2 and connecting axles 3, only one pair being
illustrated, as the truck is symmetrical. Around
each journal 4 of theaxles 3 is a journal box 5 35
with an associated brass or bearing 6, each jour
nal box preferably having a. pocket 1 in the roof
thereof receiving a hardened steel insert 8 hav
ing a crowned or cylindrically convex upper sur
face 9 normally engaged by the corresponding 40
lower surface’lll of a corresponding block il in
the corresponding jaw l2 of an associated side
frame i3. It is not necessary to describe the
mounting of the side frames -i 3 on the journal
boxes 5, as such mounting is illustrated and pref-' 45
erably corresponds with that described and
claimed in the Barrows Patent No. 1,779,526, of
October 28, 1930, whereby equalizing of the jour
nal box in the vertical axial planes of the jour
nals is permitted.
The rocking engagement between the bearing
blocks 8 and il of the journal boxes 5 and frames
I3 not only permits equalization of the boxes, but
also allows for swinging of the frames on said
boxes, whereby the lower or tension members .M
of said frames are adapted to move laterally
when such swinging takes place. Each frame is
desirably also provided with a compression mem
ber I5 and bolster guide columns I6 spacing in
termediate portions of said compression and ten
sion members, leaving a window or bolster open
ing I1 therebetween.
The associated bolster I 8 is desirably supported
from the frames I3 by resting at each end, on a
bolster bearing -casting I9 which, in turn, rests
on a resilient or rubber pad 20 supported on the
tension member I4 beneath the window opening
I1. Each casting I9 desirably has ñanges which
straddle the tension member .I4 of the corre
15 sponding frame.
The frames I3 of the present
embodiment are preferably of the double truss
type, such as shown in the Barrows Patent No.
1,652,808 of December 13, 1927, so the pads 20
and bearing blocks or adapter castings I9 are
20 formed to clear the reinforcing or double truss
portions 2I of the frames.
The upper surfaces. of the bearing castings I9
and the engaging surfaces of the holster I9 are
formed so that rocking therebetween is permitted
25 without gouging. In the present embodiment,
the upper surfaces of the castings I9 are formed
brake hangers 40 at al1 times to hang in proper
relation with respect to the associated wheels 2,
the trunnions 31 permitting lateral angling of
the hangers 40 to compensate for swinging of
the frames I3, and the pins 39 permitting longi
tudinal angling of said hangers, whereby pro
vision is made for universal movement thereof.
The trunnions 31 are desirably flattened at the
sides, as indicated at 4I, to permit insertion in
the bearings 36 through the channels 42 which 10
communicate with said bearings, said trunnions
being, when in normal position, prevented from
displacement from the bearings, as will be under
stood, particular reference being had to Fig
ure 6.
Referring now to theA embodiment of our in
vention illustrated in Figures 10 to 14, inclusive,
a construction is there disclosed which corre
sponds generally with that of the preceding em
bodiment, except that the brake hanger brackets 20
35rt are mounted on the bolster I8“, said brackets
having housing portions 43 >normally receiving
generally cylindrical bearing pieces 44 slotted, as
indicated at 45, to receive the upper apertured
ends 46 of the brake hangers 40“, said brake
hangers being connected to the'bearing pieces 44
generally convex, each with a flattened central ~ by pins 39a. The slots 41 in the housing por
portion, and the corresponding surfaces of the tion 43 -receiving the ends of the brake hangers
bolster are formed generally concave with flat-l 4I!"L are desirably widened, as compared with the
30 tened central portions, the curvature, however,
slots 45, so that the bearing piece in each housing $0
being on greater radii so that rocking or rolling 43 is movable longitudinally of the bolster. Such
therebetween is permitted, the flat central por
longitudinal movement relative to the bolster is
tions serving to cause the bolster to tend to re
main in central~ position so that the truck is self
35 centering. In order to limit lateral motion of the
bolster upon swinging of the frames on the out
side articulated journal boxes heretofore de
scribed, a retaining member or bolt 22 desirably
passes loosely through each end of the bolster
40 and through the guide columns I6 on either side
of said bolster.~ It will, therefore, be seen that
the bolster may move laterally, causing the asso
ciated side frames, only one of which is illus
trated, to act as swing links as they rock on the
journal boxes.
To provide for the adequate resilient mounting
of the associated railway vehicle or car body
bolster 23, the truck bolster I9, adjacent each
end, desirably has an upwardly opening pocket
50 24 formed by downwardly offsetting a portion of
the upper wall thereof, receiving a nest of springs
provided by an extension 48 notched, as indi
~cated at 49, to engage a flange or lug 50 on the
corresponding guide column I6“, so that even
though the bolster I 8a moves laterally the bear
ing piece 44 and the associated brake hanger ‘
stays ’the proper distance from the associated
frame I3a so as to be properly disposed withl re
spect to the associated wheel (not shown). A
retainer 5I desirably serves to prevent loss or
undesired removal of the pin 39‘. It will, there
fore, be seen that although the features of the
present embodiment not shown correspond with
the previous embodiment whereby the side frames
I3"l serve as swing links for yallowing lateral move
ment of the bolster, such lateral movement does
not interfere with the proper relation between
the brake hangers 40* and the associated wheels
(not shown).
In view of the foregoing, it will be seen that We
have provided a truck in which the side frames
25. Supported on the upper ends of the springs 25
is a spring cap 26 on the upper surface of which, themselves function as swing links for allowing
between upstanding flanges thereon, are mounted ’ lateral motion of the bolster. -To permit the nec
55 side bearing rollers 21, said rollers, in the pres
essary freedom of motion, we have incorporated
ent embodiment, being preferably ground cones
and having toothed portions 28 at their ends en
. gaging corresponding toothed portions 29 on the
body side bearing 39 to maintain them‘in desired
position. The surfaces 3I on the 'spring cap 29,
and 32 on the side bearing 3l! are desirably con
cave toward each other, so that the truck is made
self-squaring by the raising of the body upon
angling of the truck about the center plate 33,
l65 the lower end of which interlocks in a. corre
sponding pocket 34 in the top of. the bolster but
does not normally serve to support the car body
23 from said bolster.
Theside frames ofthe present embodiment are
preferably provided with brake hanger brackets
35 providing bearings 36 receiving trunnions 31
on brake hanger blocks 98 through which nor
mally extend brake hanger pins 39 which, in
turn, flexibly support brake hangers 4I). The
75 purpose of this flexible mounting is to enable the
the outside articulated journal box’ already the
subject of the Barrows Patent No. 1,779,526 of
October 28, 1930, using conical roller side bear
ings and truck springs between the side bearings
and bolster instead of between the bolster and
side frame. The brake hanger brackets are
either mounted for universal movement with re
spect to the swingable side frames or are mounted
from the bolster with provision for relative lat
eral movement therebetween, whereby the proper
relationship of the brake hangers and the wheels
is maintained.
Although preferred embodiments of ourßinven
tion have been disclosed, it will be understood
that modifications may be made within the spirit 70
and scope of the appended claims, and that V'the
terms employed are used as those of description
and not of limitation.
We claim:
1. In a railway truck,
combination, wheel- n
.supported journal boxes, side frames swingably
mounted on >said boxes, and a bolster supported
by said frames, directly engaging means pro
viding convex rolling surfaces, andA laterally mov
able as the frames swing.
2. In a railway truck, in combination, .wheel
supported journal boxes, a bolster, and side
movement with respect to the truck, said bolster
having brackets thereon, bearing pieces mounted
in said brackets for rotative and axial movement,
brake hangers supported by said bearing pieces,
and means connecting said bearing pieces with
the corresponding frames so that they move with
the frames and remain in proper position with
frames rockably supported from said boxes, said ' respect thereto.
9. In a railway truck, in combination, side
frames having tension members supporting said
bolster on means, disposed in straddling relation frames each comprising a compression member,
therewith, presenting convex upper surfaces, and ‘ a tension member, and bolster guide columns
spacing intermediate portions thereof leaving a
serving as swing links for allowing lateral mo
window opening therebetween, each side frame
tion of the bolster.
3. In a railway truck, in combination, side comprising diagonal portions cutting across the
lower corners of the window opening, an adapter 15
15 frames having jaws at each end, journal boxes
embraced by said jaws, and means permitting mounted above the tension member cf each frame
rocking motion between said boxes and jaws for and notched to receive said diagonal portions,
allowing lateral swinging of said frames, ya bolster resilient means disposed between each tension
supporting member mounted on -each frame, member» and its adapter, and a bolster with its
20 and a bolster directly supported by said members, ends resting directly on said adapters.
10. In a railway truck, in combination, side
the supported surfaces of the bolster providing
frames each comprising a tension member, a re
clearance with respect to the corresponding sup
porting surfaces on the members and at leastone Y silient pad supported on each tension member, a
of each pair of cooperating surfaces being curved bolster bearing member mounted on each pad
25 to allow for rolling action therebetween, so that and having portions depending on both sides of 25
said bolster is adapted to freely angle vertically said tension member for holding said bearing
with respect-to the frames for permitting lateral member in place, and a bolster with its ends rest
ing on said members.
motion thereof,
. 11. In .a railway truck, in combination, side
4. In a railway truck, in combination, side
frames, a rubber pad mounted on each frame, a 30
30 frames swingably mounted to allow lateral mo
tion of an associated bolster, blocks pivotally v member overlying each pad and interlocked with
respect to the associated frame, a bolster with its
mounted and supported by said frames, pins ex
tending through said blocks transverse to the axis ends rockably engaging said members and formed
of mounting, and brake hangers pivotally mount
35 ed on said pins- so that they can hang in proper
position with respect to associated wheels re
gardless of the swinging o_f the frames.
5. In a railway truck, in combination, wheel
with upwardly opening pockets, resilient means
supported by said bolster and disposed in said 35
pockets, caps with upper walls supported by said
resilient means, and depending flanges telescop
ing in said pockets around said springs.
12. In a railway truck, in combination, side
supported journal boxes, side frames flexibly
40 mounted thereon, a bolster ñexibly supported by
said frames and adapted for lateral movement,
frames, each comprising a compression member, 40
brake hanger brackets mounted on said bolster,
brake hangers supported from said brackets, and
means interlocking said brake hangers with re
45 spect to` said frames to limit lateral movement
ber having diagonal reinforcing portions cutting
6. In a railway truck, in combination, side
frames each comprising a compression member,
a tension memberv and bolster guide columns
spacin-g intermediate portions thereof, leaving a
window opening therebetween, a resilient pad
supported on each frame tension member be
a tension member, struts spacing intermediate
portions of said members, and spaced to leave a
window opening therebetween, each tension mem
across the lower corners of the window opening, 45
a block of rubber mounted on said tension mem
ber at the bottom of each window opening, a
bolster supporting member resting on each block
of rubber and disposed in straddling relation with
respect to the associated tension member, and a 50
bolster with its end portions resting on -said sup
porting members.
neath the window opening, a bolster bearing
13. In a railway truck, in combination, side
casting mounted on earch pad and straddling por
frames, resilient means resting on said frames, a
truck bolster with an upper and a lower wall and 55
55 tions of the frame therebeneath, a bolster with
its ends resting on said castings, one set of en
having its ends supported by s'aid resilient means
gaging ‘bearing-casting-bolster surfaces being
and formed with upwardly opening pockets, each
generally convex to allow for rocking therebe
tween without gouging, and means for retaining
60 said bolster assembled with respect to said
‘7. In a railway truck, in combination, wheel
supported journal boxes, side frames swingably
mounted on said boxes, a bolster with its ends
65 supported by said frames, on means having a
rolling relation with respect thereto, and later
ally movable as the frames swing, and brake
hangers flexibly mounted on said frames so that
pocket being defined by a downwardly offset por
tion of said upper wall, lying above the lower wall,
and connected to the main portion of the upper 60
wall by normally Vertical web portions, coil springs
supported by said downwardly offset portions and
disposed in said pockets, spring caps with upper
walls, the lower surfaces of which are supporting
ly engaged by said springs, and depending flanges 65
telescoping in said pockets around said springs,
and flanges upstanding from the upper surfaces
of said walls to position side bearing rollers for
supported journal boxes, side frames flexibly
the support of an associated body bolster.
i4. In a railway truck, in combination,`side 70
trames, a truck bolster with its ends supported by
said frames and formed with a lower wall andan
upper wall having portions downwardly odset to
mounted thereon, a bolster ñexibly supported by
said frames whereby it is adapted for lateral
by four normally vertical walls and a normally 75
'they can hang in proper position with respect to
associated wheels regardless of the swinging of
the trames.
t. In a railway truck, in combination, wheel
provide upwardly openingy pockets, each defined
aoeaooa s
horizontal bottom wall disposed above the bolster
lower wall, inwardly of said frames, springs
mounted on said bolster in said pockets and cli
rectly engaging said bottom walls, and spring
caps each with an upper wall, the lower surfaces
of which are ñat and engage said springs and
the upper surfaces of which are concave for en
gaging side bearing rollers for the support of an
associated body bolster, said capsbeing formed
with upstanding íìanges for positioning said roll
ers, and four normally vertical walls depending
from each of said upper walls, telescoping within
said first-mentioned walls, and closing said
l5. A bolster formed with a lower wall, and an
upper vwall having portions adjacent its ends
downwardly offset to provide upwardly opening
elongated pockets, each delined by a continuous
normally upright Wall portion extending from a
normally horizontal bottom wall, above said lower
Wall, adapted to receive correspondingly elon
gated groups of laterally spaced helical springs
rand hold them with their axes vertical for sup-porting an associated railway vehicle body, said 10
bottom wall having laterally spaced upstanding
lugs for centering said springs.
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