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Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Collision Test of a Fuel Tender

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 21-24
Subject Hazardous Materials
Fuel tender, alternative fuels, impact testing, finite element analysis, FEA, hazardous materials

On September 22, 2021, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) conducted a full-scale grade crossing impact test of a locomotive fuel tender at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, CO. The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center and Transportation Technology Center, Inc. performed the analysis, test planning, reporting, instrumentation setup, data collection, and test execution. The fuel tender was designed and constructed in accordance with the Association of American Railroads (AAR) standard M-1004.

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 1, 2021