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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
Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...