Keywords: Facility for Accelerated Service Testing, TTC, Ballast Materials, Ballast Performance
Abstract: A ballast experiment was performed at the Federal Railroad Administration’s Transportation Technology Center, Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST), Pueblo, Colorado, as...
Conference & Workshop
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),...
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...