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 Post subject: Triple coil springs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:39 am 

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One of our coaches is in need of several triple coil springs. Can anyone recommend someone who makes these with quick turnaround?

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 Post subject: Re: Triple coil springs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:04 am 

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Location: Thomaston & White Plains
Have you tried Barber Spring? We had very good results with them for FL9 rear truck springs (we did have EMD part numbers...). If you have a drawing or dimensions, that would probably help considerably.

Michele Kach
Customer Service Manager
Barber Spring Company
A Wabtec Company
One McCandless Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: 412.339-1813
Fax: 412-782-7343
Email: mkach@wabtec.com

Good luck, and let us know what the results are.

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 Post subject: Re: Triple coil springs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:50 pm 

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Location: Philadelphia, PA
I have had good experiences with Alco Spring in Chicago Heights, IL.

They have excellent engineering resources to much up old helical spring numbers if you cannot supply original specs.

EBL


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 Post subject: Re: Triple coil springs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:40 pm 

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Location: NE PA
Had good luck with Alco Spring too. On time and at a good price.
Mike Tillger


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 Post subject: Re: Triple coil springs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:07 pm 

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I, too, had good luck with Alco s\Springs. I had heard that recently, they have had some personnel changes, and I am not sure if the expertise was retained. I hope it was.

G.F.Payne
B'more, MD

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 Post subject: Re: Triple coil springs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:25 pm 

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Location: Shingle Springs, California
During the period 1978 - 2000, I worked for Amsted Rail who produce coil springs at their Hammond, Indiana plant. Coil springs were produced in many sizes, including most designs required by freight cars and locomotives. Amsted Rail's website indicates coil springs continue to be part of their product line. Amsted Rail: https://www.amstedrail.com/products/fre ... l-springs/


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