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Keywords: PTC, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Locomotive Diagnostics
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to provide a preliminary estimate of the business benefits of Positive Train Control (PTC) - a system designed to prevent train collisions and provide...
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