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Keywords: tank car safety
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Assessment of Micro-Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Utility in Railroad Applications : A Report to Congress
Abstract: At the direction of the U.S . Congress, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), with technical support from the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center),...
The Effects of Work Schedule on Train Handling Performance and Sleep of Locomotive Engineers: A Simulator Study.
Keywords: locomotive engineers; fatigue; work schedules, hours of service; sleep, RALES simulator; work performance; train-handling; alertness; ciradian rythms, safety
Abstract: Current Federal regulations governing Hours of Service for locomotive engineers allow work schedules that have backwards rotating shift start times. Locomotive engineers who work...
Keywords: tank cars; damage assessment; guidelines
Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems: Technical Descriptions of Advanced Braking Concepts for High Speed Ground Transportation
Keywords: Magnetic Levitation, Braking Equipment, Fault-Tolerant, Fail-Safe, Failure Modes
Abstract: The objective of this study is to develop qualitative and quantitative information on the various braking strategies used in high-speed ground transportation systems in support of...