Independent Wheel Truing Facility (Project No. 300-0139)

This facility is for reprofiling the steel wheels on the new and existing New Haven Line and Shoreline East rolling stock.  This reprofiling consists of milling the wheels to restore wheel diameter parity and profile as a result of the stresses of track wear, drift, spalling and wheel flat spots.  The wheel machine is mounted under-floor for ease of operation.  Vehicles are pulled over the machine to speed turnaround time.  The machine is a tandem type machine which can true both axles on a truck at the same time.  The building encloses the machine pit on a single track and includes extensions to house a pair of cars indoors at both ends of the facility.

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PLEASE NOTE: Prospective bidders for the New Haven Rail Yard projects must have experience in heavy rail and rail facility construction and MUST BE PREQUALIFIED with the State of Connecticut to submit a bid. Information on prequalification can be obtained by following the "Pre-Qualify" link on the menu tab above.

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