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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: Pretensioned concrete crosstie, splitting crack, bursting crack, concrete release strength, prestressing wire, prestressing strand, bond strength, finite element analysis
Abstract: Under the sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration, finite element (FE) analyses were conducted at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)...
Under the sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration, finite element (FE) analyses were conducted at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)...
Reports to Congress
Keywords: Report to Congress: Costs and Benefits of Magnetic Levitation
Abstract: response to a Congressional request to compare the costs and benefits of magnetic levitation (Maglev) with those of other modes, this report provides technical background on this...
Keywords: VPAS, Emergency Notification Systems, Warning Devices
Abstract: As part of FRA Task Order 114, the Association of American Railroads Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado, completed testing of Vehicle Proximity Alert System (VPAS...
Engineering Department Fatalities Resulting from the Operation or Maintenance of On-Track Equipment : Calendar Years 1989-1993
Abstract: This report represents the Federal Railroad Administration's findings in its investigation of 22 Engineering Department railroad employee fatalities suffered during calendar years...