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Keywords: Maintenance-of-Way Employee Safety System, MOWESS, North American railroad, maintenance-of-way, MOW, safety improvements
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) contracted Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) to develop a concept of operations (CONOPS) for a system capable of resolving...
Keywords: Maintenance-of-Way Employee Safety System, MOWESS, North American railroad, maintenance-of-way, MOW, safety improvements, worker protection
Abstract: Appendices A through C contains operational use cases, a preliminary hazard analysis, and the full suite of MOWESS applications detailed in the CONOPS.
Keywords: Railroad, energy intensity, emissions, life cycle analysis, GREET®, greenhouse gases, regulated emissions, energy, air pollutant emissions, locomotive, diesel fuel, alternative fuel
Abstract: A tiered emission factors table was developed by Argonne National Laboratory to populate its Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET®) model...
Keywords: Biodiesel, engine components, fuel, elastomers, O-rings, 20 percent biodiesel, B20, 5 percent biodiesel, B5, durability, locomotive
Abstract: This report summarizes work performed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) to investigate the durability of several locomotive engine components under various blends of...
Improved Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Corridors: Volume 1 – Project Summary Report
Keywords: Concrete crossties, fastening systems, flexural behavior, mechanistic design, infrastructure components, finite element modeling, field experimentation
Abstract: Rail corridors often experience a wide variety of passenger and freight train loads, track geometry characteristics, and environmental conditions. These factors must be considered...