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Keywords: Close calls, human factors, safety culture, risk reduction, continuous improvement, employee involvement, passenger rail, freight rail
Collision of Amtrak Passenger Train and Norfolk Southern Freight Train—November 30, 2007, Chicago, Illinois
Keywords: Transportation, safety, collision, rail accident investigation, crashworthiness, structures, dynamics
Abstract: On November 30, 2007, an Amtrak passenger train travelling at approximately 33 mph collided with the rear of a standing freight train in Chicago, Illinois. The locomotive of the...
Keywords: Higher speed freight truck, freight truck structural analyses, freight truck for 150 mph operation
Abstract: Sharma & Associates, Inc. (SA) had previously (2005–2009) developed a higher speed freight truck under sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Under the...
Keywords: AAR, APTA, Carbody, Code of Federal Regulations, Coefficient of Friction, Flange Angle, Higher Speed Truck, L/V Ratio, Lateral Load, Minimally Compliant Analytical Track
Abstract: This proposed requirements document combines a set of requirements for high-speed freight car truck design and performance from the generally accepted standards in the U.S. Code...
Policy and Guidance
Keywords: State Rail Plan Guidance, Final, Freight, Passenger