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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 10 (February 1, 1934)

(Photo courtesy S. Fahey, Palmerston North.) — Locomotive No. 2726, of the New York Central Railway, fitted with a unique type of disc driving wheel. The wheel centre castings, excluding the lead, weigh 14,890 1bs, a reduction of 7,200 1bs. over the usual spoke type wheel centre. The reduction in weight will lessen considerably the impact of the wheels on the rails, thus tending to lengthen their life and reduce maintenance costs

(Photo courtesy S. Fahey, Palmerston North.) Locomotive No. 2726, of the New York Central Railway, fitted with a unique type of disc driving wheel. The wheel centre castings, excluding the lead, weigh 14,890 1bs, a reduction of 7,200 1bs. over the usual spoke type wheel centre. The reduction in weight will lessen considerably the impact of the wheels on the rails, thus tending to lengthen their life and reduce maintenance costs.

(Photo courtesy S. Fahey, Palmerston North.)
Locomotive No. 2726, of the New York Central Railway, fitted with a unique type of disc driving wheel. The wheel centre castings, excluding the lead, weigh 14,890 1bs, a reduction of 7,200 1bs. over the usual spoke type wheel centre. The reduction in weight will lessen considerably the impact of the wheels on the rails, thus tending to lengthen their life and reduce maintenance costs.