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Keywords: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
Remote Control Locomotive Operations: Results of Focus Groups with Remote Control Operators in the United States and Canada
Keywords: portable locomotive control, railroad safety
Abstract: This report presents findings from focus groups with remote control operators (RCOs) in the United States and Canada. The purpose was to learn more about remote control locomotive...
Abstract: FRA has completed the RCL safety assessment and has concluded that RCL operations are no less safe than conventional operations. Based on the data collected from December 2003...
Engineering Department Fatalities Resulting from the Operation or Maintenance of On-Track Equipment : Calendar Years 1989-1993
Abstract: This report represents the Federal Railroad Administration's findings in its investigation of 22 Engineering Department railroad employee fatalities suffered during calendar years...
Keywords: Accident Reports, Incident Reports, Casualties
Abstract: This report represents the Federal Railroad Administration's findings in its investigation of nine railroad employee fatalities suffered during the fourth quarter of 1987. Not...