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Keywords: Close calls, human factors, safety culture, risk reduction, continuous improvement, employee involvement, passenger rail, freight rail
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...
A Job Analysis Design for the Rail Industry: Description and Model Analysis of the Job of Freight Conductor
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics.
Abstract: This document provides a step-by-step description of the design and execution of a strategic job analysis, using the position of Freight Conductor as an example. This document was...
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