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Keywords: Rail, rolling contact fatigue, RCF, wear, friction control, grinding
Abstract: Since 2005, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have co-sponsored ongoing rail performance testing under mainline heavy axle...
Keywords: Ballast degradation, triaxial testing, ballast box, heavy axle load, HAL
Abstract: Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad (UP), investigated ballast...
Keywords: Special trackwork, turnout frogs, frog heel, frog point, HAL
Abstract: Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) tested and evaluated the performance of four No. 20 fixed-point frogs on the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) track as part of the...
Keywords: Heavy axle load, track infrastructure, mega sites
Keywords: Part 2: Heavy Axle Load Revenue Service Mega Site Testing 2005–2012