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Keywords: Locomotives; rail cars; override; collision; injury; impacts
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) are continuing to evaluate new technologies for increasing...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
Collision of Amtrak Passenger Train and Norfolk Southern Freight Train—November 30, 2007, Chicago, Illinois
Keywords: Transportation, safety, collision, rail accident investigation, crashworthiness, structures, dynamics
Abstract: On November 30, 2007, an Amtrak passenger train travelling at approximately 33 mph collided with the rear of a standing freight train in Chicago, Illinois. The locomotive of the...
Keywords: Collision Analysis Working Group (CAWG) Report
Keywords: noise exposure monitoring, load cell test stand
Abstract: This handbook is an update, restructuring and expansion of the 1982 document “Handbook for the Measurement, Analysis, and Abatement of Railroad Noise” originally developed by...
This handbook is an update, restructuring and expansion of the 1982 document “Handbook for the Measurement, Analysis, and Abatement of Railroad Noise” originally developed by...