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Keywords: Union Pacific Railroad; San Marcos, Texas; grain, derailment, Austin Subdivision; soft roadbed.
Abstract: On June 6, 2021, at approximately 10:45 a.m. CDT, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) grain train GSJO3D- 04 (Train 1), handling 107 loads, 0 empties at 6,494 feet and 15,278 tons, was...
San Marcos, TX
Keywords: BNSF Railway; Murray, Iowa; Grade-Crossing Collision; Multiple Fatalities; Highway-Rail Crossing; Highway User Inattentiveness; Teen Driver; Male Driver.
Abstract: On May 27, 2021, at approximately 3:51 p.m., CDT, BNSF Railway (BNSF) unit sand train UCPFHGP0-05T (Train 1) with 3 locomotives (1 head end and 2 remote rear...
Keywords: Union Pacific Railway; Separ, New Mexico; Derailment; 3-Pack Spine Car; Broken Flange; Amtrak Route
Abstract: On May 24, 2021, at approximately 2:56 a.m., MDT, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) intermodal train
ZMQLC-23 (Train 1) handling 166 loads, 0 empties, at 9,895 feet and 6,...
Policy and Guidance
Human Error Potential in Human-Automation Interaction: Investigations of Performance in the Locomotive Cab
Keywords: HF; Operator Performance; human performance; Cab Technology Integration Lab; CTIL; simulation; simulator; human-in-the-loop; PTC; Trip Optimizer; TO; workload
Abstract: The study was a simulator-based human-in-the-loop investigation of human-automation interaction, specifically with Positive Train Control (PTC) and Trip Optimizer (TO) systems...