Locomotive and wagon surplus axles for auction

 
  LocoMofo Station Staff

hi guys, thought this might be of some interest. Can anyone explain the numbers? The look too long for even standard gauge but it might just be a bit difficult to judge the length from a photo

https://www.auctions.com.au/auctions/2019/01/11/surplus-railway-loco-rail-cart-axles-online-auction#catalogue

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  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
I'm no expert by any means but a clue is the "AAR F" marking on some of the lots - it indicates AAR M-101 Class F specifications, which if my compilation of sources is correct is an overall length of 89 and 5/8 inches (227.6475 cm), a journal (the part contained by the bearing) of 6 and 1/2 by 12 inches (16.51 by 30.48 cm), axle load of 24.5 t, and unit weight of 533 kg.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
an overall length of 89 and 5/8 inches (227.6475 cm)
"XAM2175"
I think a presumption of accuracy to one-thousandth of a millimetre is taking the metric conversion a little too seriously.Very Happy
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

I'm no expert by any means but a clue is the "AAR F" marking on some of the lots - it indicates AAR M-101 Class F specifications, which if my compilation of sources is correct is an overall length of 89 and 5/8 inches (227.6475 cm), a journal (the part contained by the bearing) of 6 and 1/2 by 12 inches (16.51 by 30.48 cm), axle load of 24.5 t, and unit weight of 533 kg.
XAM2175
I wonder what is with the axles marked as SD70 loco axles? Where are these located because its hard to imagine there would be all these SD70 axles laying around in Australia.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
I'm no expert by any means but a clue is the "AAR F" marking on some of the lots - it indicates AAR M-101 Class F specifications, which if my compilation of sources is correct is an overall length of 89 and 5/8 inches (227.6475 cm), a journal (the part contained by the bearing) of 6 and 1/2 by 12 inches (16.51 by 30.48 cm), axle load of 24.5 t, and unit weight of 533 kg.
I wonder what is with the axles marked as SD70 loco axles? Where are these located because its hard to imagine there would be all these SD70 axles laying around in Australia.
nswtrains
Located in Welshpool, WA, so surplus to FMG/BHP's requirements I'd guess.

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