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Keywords: Maintenance-of-Way Employee Safety System, MOWESS, North American railroad, maintenance-of-way, MOW, safety improvements
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) contracted Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) to develop a concept of operations (CONOPS) for a system capable of resolving...
Keywords: Maintenance-of-Way Employee Safety System, MOWESS, North American railroad, maintenance-of-way, MOW, safety improvements, worker protection
Abstract: Appendices A through C contains operational use cases, a preliminary hazard analysis, and the full suite of MOWESS applications detailed in the CONOPS.
Keywords: Corrosion, rail, rail base corrosion, coatings, corrosion testing, premature rail failure
Abstract: In March 2014, EWI was engaged by the Federal Railroad Administration to research rail treatments to prevent rail base corrosion in corrosive environments. A coating system was...
Keywords: stress in rail; ultrasonic transducers; ultrasound scattering; theoretical model of the scattering process; prototype devices for stress estimations in rail; laboratory and field tests
Abstract: In this report, research was conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pertaining to the use of ultrasound scattering from polycrystalline grains to estimate and monitor...
Evaluation of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System Research and Development Program
Keywords: Evaluation, program review, needs assessment, funding, decision making
Abstract: This report evaluates the Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS). It examines: 1) the extent of ATGMS usage, 2) what railroads think of ATGMS, 3) why ATGMS is not...