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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...
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...
Keywords: Fire Safety, Fire models, fire test methods, Hazard analysis, Heat release rate, Passenger trains, Fire hazard assessment, Fire computer modeling, Small-scale fire tets, Large scale fire tests, Furniture Calorimeter, Cone Calorimeter, Egress
Abstract: A comprehensive multi-phase fire safety research program is being conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness...
Assessment of Potential Aerodynamic Effects on Personnel and Equipment in Proximity to High Speed Train Operations: Safety of High-Speed Ground Transportation Systems
Keywords: Aerodynamic; Train interaction; Aerodynamics; High speed ground transportation; High speed rail; Human comfort; Passing trains; Safety; Window glazing
Abstract: Amtrak is planning to provide high-speed passenger train service at speeds significantly higher than their current top speed of 125 mph, and with these higher speeds, there are...