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Keywords: tank car safety
Keywords: Oversight Policies, Economic Analysis, Cost/Benefit Analysis
Abstract: This study examines the cost conditions present in the Class I railroad industry. Recent mergers and merger proposals have brought forth questions regarding the desirability of...
Reports to Congress
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),...
Keywords: Track Lateral Shift, Net Axle Force Ratio, Vehicle-Track Interaction, Track Residual Deflection, OMNISM
Abstract: This report describes analysis tools to predict shift under high-speed vehicle-track interaction. The analysis approach is based on two fundamental models developed (as part of...
Keywords: tank cars; damage assessment; guidelines