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Keywords: passive control, thermal adsorption, steel railroad stress reduction, maximum temperature reduction, buckling
Abstract: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has developed a tunable passive solution for limiting the maximum temperature of railroad track. The Rail Temperature Control System (RTCS)...
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has developed a tunable passive solution for limiting the maximum temperature of railroad track. The Rail Temperature Control System (RTCS)...
Keywords: active noise control, active vibration control, static operation, on-track operation
Abstract: This project evaluated the performance of active noise control (ANC) and active vibration control (AVC) technologies using a GP40-2 locomotive located at the Transportation...
Keywords: Bolster, side frame, truck, casting, foundry
Abstract: A review of the car repair billing database shows that many bolsters and side frames are removed from service each year due to cracking or breaking. Derailment-related costs due...
Reports to Congress
2014 FRA Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the NTSB and DOT's Inspector General Regarding Railroad Safety
Keywords: Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for Maintenance-of-Way Employees, Development and Use of Rail Safety Technology, Safe Rail Transport of Certain Radioactive Materials
Abstract: The RSIA introduced numerous mandates regarding railroad safety. Some of these mandates require action to be taken after the completion of this report, and FRA has not included in...
Notice of Funding Availability - Grade Crossings, Positive Train Control, and Passenger Rail Corridor Plans
Keywords: NOFA; notice of funding availability; PTC; Positive Train Control; Grade Crossings; Passenger Rail; Passenger Rail Corridor Plans
Abstract: Notice of Funding Avialability (NOFA) - Selected Interciity Passenger Rail Grade Crossing Improvements, Positive Train Control Implementation Projects and Passenger Rail Corridor...