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Keywords: Passenger rail car, workstation tables, energy absorption, interior crashworthiness, train collision safety
Abstract: Sharma & Associates, Inc. (SA) performed quasi-static destructive loading tests on two different designs of passenger workstation tables in accordance with the requirements of...
Keywords: Rail, rolling contact fatigue, RCF, wear, friction control, grinding, mega site
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) with the Association of American Railroads (AAR) co-sponsored rail integrity and performance testing as part of the joint Heavy-Axle-Load...
Keywords: Ballast, fines, drainage, mud pumping, settlement
Abstract: In 2017, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) constructed and performed ongoing initial tests on a “Rainy Section” of track...
Keywords: ballast, fouled ballast, track, geometry
Abstract: The bulletin clarifies the application of Title 49 Code .of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 213.103 (Ballast; general). All affected personnel are to utilize this bulletin as guidance...