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Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS) Revenue Service Validation: Volume II Mixed Manifest Train with Distributed Power
Keywords: Air brake, coupler forces, draft gear, slack action, tractive effort, TE, train dynamics validation, train operation, Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator, TEDS, rolling stock, simulation, software
Keywords: Diesel multiple unit, DMU, fuel tanks, impact test, crashworthiness, finite element analysis, FEA, puncture resistance, passenger locomotive, fuel tanks
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology has been conducting research into passenger locomotive fuel tank crashworthiness. FRA...
Keywords: Accident Investigations, Union Pacific,
Abstract: On June 14, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., CDT, a Union Pacific Railroad (UP) freight train, MYCAS- 14, operating southwest from Villa Grove, Illinois, to St. Louis, Missouri,...
Keywords: Accident Investigations, Crude Oil, Hazardous Materials, Union Pacific,
Abstract: On June 3, 2016, at 12:11 p.m., PDT, a westbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) loaded petroleum crude oil unit train, ONETU 02, derailed 16 loaded crude oil tank cars on single main...
Keywords: Metra, safety audit
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) conducted an intensive, focused safety assessment of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra) after three...