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Benefit-Cost Analysis and Implementation Plan for Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Braking Technology in the Railroad Industry: Preliminary Report
Keywords: ECP Brakes, Safety Impacts, ECP Implementation Costs and Benefits, Implementation Alternatives
Abstract: Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) brakes are a tested technology that offers major benefits in freight train handling, car maintenance, fuel savings, and network capacity...
Keywords: ECP; Brakes; Overlay; ECP brake system; Manifold; Head End Unit; HEU; Car brake sytems; Car control device (CCD)
Abstract: This report, prepared by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), Pueblo, Colorado, a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), summarizes the findings...
Keywords: Advanced Braking, Safety Evaluation, Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes
Abstract: This letter report, prepared by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), Pueblo, Colorado, a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), summarizes the...
Keywords: Freight Train Braking, Automatic Train Control, ATC, Modelling
Abstract: This report presents results from an analytic study of the transient draft and buff forces which can be developed during the braking of long freight trains. A wide variety of...