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Keywords: Bolster, side frame, casting, survey, steel
Abstract: Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) conducted an industry survey of defective bolsters and side frames removed from service. Scrapped components (approximately 70...
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) conducted an industry survey of defective bolsters and side frames removed from service. Scrapped components (approximately 70...
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has determined that there is a research need to collect and analyze statistical usage data to help ascertain the cumulative load-induced...
Start Time Variability and Predictability in Railroad Train and Engine Freight and Passenger Service Employees
Keywords: Work schedules, start time variability, fatigue, train and engine service, accident probability, FAST
Abstract: Start time variability in work schedules is often hypothesized to be a cause of railroad employee fatigue because unpredictable work start times prevent employees from planning...
Keywords: Characterization of Locomotive Engineer Schedules; work
Keywords: Wheel temperature detector, ineffective brake, air cut out, bad order, cold wheel
Abstract: In support of the FRA Energy, Environment, and Engine (E3) program, this study reviews and evaluates technology development opportunities, equipment upgrades, and best practices (...