Ballast Defects and Conditions—Importance of Identification and Repair in Preventing Development of Unsafe Combinations of Track Conditions
Keywords: Safety Advisories, Track, Ballast
Abstract: FRA is issuing this safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairing ballast defects and conditions on main tracks. FRA notes that ballast defects and ballast...
Keywords: Continuous Welded Rail; CWR
Provides interested parties guidance on the proper application of existing statutory and regulatory requirements concerning self-propelled specialized maintenance equipment
Keywords: Facilities & Test Equipment; self propelled ; rail grinder ; derail ; on-track maintenance
Provides recommended practices for the testing, classification, and reuse of second-hand rail. The purpose of the safety advisory is to reduce the number of rail defects that occur when second-hand rail is used.
Keywords: broken rail ; NTSB ; precipitation of internal hydrogen
Addresses suggested measures that railroads and employees should utilize to prevent work related errors and on-the-job accidents as a result of sleep disorders
Keywords: Fatigue Management; fatigue; sleep disorder; circadian rythm