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 Post subject: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:01 am 

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Hi all,

Anyone know if Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings, has the grease fitting in the center, are a FRA no-no?

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Dale


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 Post subject: Re: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 am 

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I'll start with I don't know.

That being said, I wouldn't see the FRA having any issue with any "name brand, designed for railroads" bearing that was in good condition. The issue would come from interchanging to a railroad that is paranoid about running anything that isn't an AP rotating end cap bearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:07 pm 

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The Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings (AAR 2) are in included in rule 90 and are prohibited in interchange by AAR. They are also listed in appendix A of 49CFR215 and are restricted by FRA. They can not be moved without FRA waver and authority.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:57 pm 

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OP doesn't state use, but as info 49CFR215 only applies to freight cars. IDK the wording of Rule 90 regarding passenger applicability.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:55 pm 

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Thanks for the quick definitive answer.

As info, they were on a gon, in passenger service. How the lines blur.

They have been changed out.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:35 pm 

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I haven't had to pay attention to this for the last five years, but seems to me that AAR S-4045 covers lubrication of passenger car bearings for tourist roads and the like. Our cars had Hyatt oil bearings and rolled over several different roads out on lease. They were always inspected by a transporting railroad's car department and sometimes along with them came an FRA inspector prior to being picked up. Never had a problem. Of course, they never rolled over CSX or UP....

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 Post subject: Re: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:58 pm 

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Dale, the line is not blurred in the eyes of the FRA. Their position, as emphasized at the ARM conference seminar held at Baltimore several years ago, is that if it was built as a freight car it is always a freight car. This includes cabooses.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyatt Hy-Roll bearings
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:00 pm 

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That is good to know.

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