truck bolster

truck bolster
Railroads.
the upper transverse member of a car truck that holds the truck center plate and receives the car's weight. Cf. body bolster.
[1890-95]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • center pin — Railroads. a cylindrical device passing through the center plates of both the body bolster and the truck bolster, permitting the truck to swivel beneath the car body while the stress is taken by the center plate. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • center pin — Railroads. a cylindrical device passing through the center plates of both the body bolster and the truck bolster, permitting the truck to swivel beneath the car body while the stress is taken by the center plate. [1795 1805] …   Useful english dictionary

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