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Keywords: Emergency warning, train horn, trespassers, music masking sounds, reaction time, acoustic warning device
Abstract: Acoustical warning devices are designed to warn trespassers of an approaching train. This study evaluated the urgency and detectibility of potential warning sounds.
Acoustical warning devices are designed to warn trespassers of an approaching train. This study evaluated the urgency and detectibility of potential warning sounds.
Keywords: Locomotives; rail cars; override; collision; injury; impacts
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) are continuing to evaluate new technologies for increasing...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
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...
Occupant Protection Experiments in Support of A Full-Scale Train-to-Train Crash Energy Management Equipment Collision Test
Keywords: Occupant protection, train-to-train, full-scale, strain gage, accelerometer, occupant configurations, head-on collision, Crash Emergency Management (CEM), Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs), seat configuration loads, accelerations, displacements.
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration sponsored a full-scale train-to-train crash energy management (CEM) technology test that was conducted on March 23, 2006, at the Transportation...