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Rainy Section Track Settlement Model

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 22-32
Subject Track
Ballast, ballast fouling index, track inspection, forecasting models

In collaboration with the Federal Railroad Administration, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. used the Rainy Section of the High Tonnage Loop at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing in Pueblo, CO, to develop a new track settlement model. Research was conducted in 2019. The team developed a track settlement model from the Rainy Section testing and supplemented it with recent laboratory and track-based inspection system research.

Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2022