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Keywords: Buy America MTA PTC Positive Train Control RRIF
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...
Keywords: Transverse cracks; ultrasonic guided waves; noncontact ultrasonic testing; laser ultrasonic; air-coupled sensors; finite element modeling; automatic defect classification
Abstract: The objectives of this project were (1) to improve the defect detection reliability and (2) to improve the inspection speed of conventional rail defect detection methods. The...
Keywords: Electrified Railroads, Cost-Effectiveness, Railway Engineering, Economic Studies of Alternative Traction Power, International Trends in Railway Construction, Railroad Management
Abstract: This report reviews the status of railway electrification in North America and selected countries worldwide, for the period June, 1980 through June, 1981. Included in the report...