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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...
Keywords: Automated Track Inspection Program, Track Geometry, Nondestructive Inspections
Abstract: [From the Executive Summary] The unacceptable rail accident rate in the early 1970's prompted the FRA to.establish Federal Safety requirements for track and to implement an...