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Retrofit and Full-Scale Testing of a State-of-the-Art End Structure on a Budd M1 Cab Car

Document Series
Technical Reports
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
Subject Crashworthiness - Passenger Equipment
End structure, crashworthiness, retrofit, dynamic testing, quasi-static testing, finite element analysis, cab car, impacts, rail cars, collision

This report describes the results of a program to modify the existing state-of-the-art end structure design for a Budd Pioneer cab car so it can be installed on a Budd M1 car and used to test the performance of end frames built to meet current APTA and proposed Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) structural requirements.  The research was performed as part of the Equipment Safety Research Program sponsored by the FRA Office of Research, Development, and Technology.

Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2021