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An Independent Evaluation of the Switching Operations Fatality Analysis 2010 Working Group's Processes
Keywords: Evaluation, SOFA, Fatality, Rail
Abstract: The Switching Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) Working Group was formed to analyze the factors contributing to fatalities in switching operations. The 2010 Working Group...
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: SOFA presentation
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...