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Keywords: bio-based, biodegradable, rail curve grease, grease, rolling stock, lubrication, friction reduction, mineral oil-based grease, hydraulic oil
Abstract: The objective of the project was to study the efficacy of using bio-based lubricant and grease technologies in railroad applications (locomotives and maintenance of way equipment...
Locomotive Biofuel Study: Preliminary Study of the Use and Effects of Biodiesel in Locomotive Engines
Keywords: Locomotive Biofuel Study, locomotive, biofuel, PRIIA 404, Section 404, biodiesel Rail E3
Abstract: Section 404 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA), 2008, mandated that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) undertake a Locomotive Biofuel Study to...
Policy and Guidance
Keywords: Quiet zone, Inventory Update, Train Horn Rule, Instructions
Quantification of the Effectiveness of Handheld Equipment for Ground Verification of Detected Rail Internal Defects
Keywords: Ultrasonic phased arrays, conventional ultrasonic, rail flaw sizing, nondestructive testing
Abstract: The objective of this project was to quantify the effectiveness of the rail inspection ground verification process. More specifically, the project focused on comparing the...