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Measuring the Displacement Environment Between a Locomotive and Trailing Car

Document Series
Technical Reports
Author
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
DOT/FRA/ORD-20/20
Office
RPD-32
Subject Rolling Stock
Keywords
Relative displacement, locomotive, natural gas fuel tender standards, locomotive to tender connection, rolling stock

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funded a project conducted by Transportation Technology Center, Inc.’s (TTCI) Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Natural Gas Fuel Tender (NGFT) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in developing industry standards for NGFT tenders. The objective was to measure and understand the triaxial displacement environment that interconnections (e.g., gas, cooling system loop, electrical, air, etc.) between the locomotive and adjacent tender vehicle will face during normal full-scale freight train operations in revenue service.


Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2020