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Keywords: Fiber Optic, Broken Rail, Acoustic, Seismic, Rail Break, Wayside Systems
Abstract: This report describes the activities and presents the results of a feasibility study to examine the viability of using fiber-optic acoustic technologies to detect broken rails in...
Keywords: Concrete freeze-thaw durability, concrete railroad ties, ASTM C666
Abstract: Freezing and thawing durability tests of prestressed concrete ties are normally performed according to ASTM C666 specifications. Small specimens are cut from the shoulders of...
Keywords: Wide-gap weld, thermite, revenue service
Keywords: Egress computer models, egress simulations, emergency egress, emergency evacuation, emergency preparedness, exits, Federal Railroad Administration, passenger rail, passenger trains, railroads, transportation
Abstract: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations are intended to ensure the safe, timely, and effective evacuation of intercity and commuter rail passengers when necessary during...