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1.1 This specification covers quenched and tempered alloy steel axles for mass transit and commuter cars in electric railway service.
1.2 This specification is for solid design roller bearing axles with machined bodies.
1.3 Various axle designs are used for this service including motor and nonmotor with either inboard or outboard journals.
1.4 Supplementary requirements are provided for use when additional testing or inspection is desired. These shall apply only when specified individually by the purchaser in the order.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A29/A29M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought
A275/A275M Practice for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings
A388/A388M Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Forgings
A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E381 Method of Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets, Blooms, and Forgings
E1426 Test Method for Determining the Effective Elastic Parameter for X-Ray Diffraction Measurements of Residual Stress
Other StandardsAARManualofStandards Wheels and Axles Available from Association of American Railroads (AAR), 425 Third St., SW, Washington, DC 20024, http://www.aar.org.
ICS Number Code 45.040 (Materials and components for railway engineering)
UNSPSC Code 25173800(Drivetrain systems); 25173801(Driving axles)
ASTM A729 / A729M-05a, Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Axles, Heat-Treated, for Mass Transit and Electric Railway Service, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top