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Keywords: Safety culture, safety culture measurement, evaluation, short line railroads, regional railroads, systematic review, training, education
Abstract: Since 2015, the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been conducting voluntary, non-punitive Safety Culture Assessments of short line and regional railroads (i.e., Class II and...
Keywords: Accident Investigations, CSX, Hazardous Materials
Abstract: On December 8, 2017, at 2:08 p.m., EST, eastbound CSX Transportation (CSX) mixed freight Train Q40407, consisting of 3 locomotives and 141 cars (66 loads/75 empties), derailed 31...
Improved Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Corridors: Volume 1 – Project Summary Report
Keywords: Concrete crossties, fastening systems, flexural behavior, mechanistic design, infrastructure components, finite element modeling, field experimentation
Abstract: Rail corridors often experience a wide variety of passenger and freight train loads, track geometry characteristics, and environmental conditions. These factors must be considered...
Keywords: Accident Investigations, NS, Freight Operations, Passenger Rail, Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Abstract: On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 8:37 p.m., EST, Norfolk Southern (NS) Train U43U918 (the train) traveling east, derailed 38 cars on the NS St. Charles Branch (Pocahontas...
Keywords: Accident Investigations, BNSF
Abstract: On October 13, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m. MDT, a single rail car rolling uncontrolled impacted a BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) “road switcher” Freight Train R-MON8151-13I (...