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Keywords: Track Strength Inspection, In-Motion Tests, Association of American Railroads, Transportation Test Center
Abstract: The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is conducting extensive lateral track strength (track panel shift) tests using the AAR’s Track Loading Vehicle (TLV). The entire test...
Conference & Workshop
Keywords: tank car safety
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
Keywords: Track Twist, Track Geometry, Wheel/Rail Friction
Abstract: Results of tests conducted at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC), Pueblo, Colorado, indicate that vehicle response to track twist varies significantly with car type....