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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...
Start Time Variability and Predictability in Railroad Train and Engine Freight and Passenger Service Employees
Keywords: Work schedules, start time variability, fatigue, train and engine service, accident probability, FAST
Abstract: Start time variability in work schedules is often hypothesized to be a cause of railroad employee fatigue because unpredictable work start times prevent employees from planning...
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: biodiesel, Amtrak Biodiesel Revenue Service Trial, revenue service trial, biodiesel emissions, biodiesel engine tear-down inspection, beef-powered train, Time Magazine Top Invention 2010
Abstract: Amtrak, with the support of the Federal Railroad Administration, operated a P-32 passenger locomotive in revenue service for a period of 12 months, on a blend of 20 percent pure...