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The Impact of Participatory Safety Rules Revision on Incident Rates, Liability Claims, and Safety Culture in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, FELA, incident rates, liability claims, lessons learned
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration Human Factors Research and Development Program sponsored a lessons learned study to examine the impact of safety rules revision on safety...
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...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, Anticlimbing, Collisions, Passenger rail vehicles, Freight locomotives
Abstract: This study addressed the feasibility of incorporating complete anticlimbing systems into both passenger and freight locomotives. Complete systems include pushback couplers,...
Keywords: Derailment, Container dislodgement, Aerodynamic load, Double stack container, Pressure contours, Bi-level passenger rail car, High speed rail
Abstract: With the onset of high-speed train operations in the United States, a study was undertaken to determine the possible aerodynamic effects of these trains have on their surroundings...