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Click on above photo for a larger image.
Once again, the shiney part of the wheel should be obvious. After having
gone through this process a varrying number of times, some wheels will
end up different sizes than others. The overall difference in size is
relatively small varrying up to an inch or so. Wheel sizes will be matched
closely before being placed in the same truck, but may vary in size at
each end of the same train car. Over the 85 foot length of the train car,
these small differences cannot be detected and have no effect on the
operation of the train nor on the comfort of the ride.
The photos in this slide show were taken in the mid-1990's
by Steve Grande on his Amtrak travels throughout the nation.
The size of the photos is purposely smaller as disk space
was expensive and download speeds were slower at that time.
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