Final Rule

Locomotive Crashworthiness

  • 28
  • Jun
  • 2006
DOCKET NUMBER: 2004-17645
KEYWORDS: Crashworthiness, Locomotives
ABSTRACT: FRA is issuing comprehensive, minimum standards for locomotive crashworthiness. These crashworthiness standards are intended to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the event of a locomotive collision. Examples of locomotive collision scenarios considered in this rulemaking include collisions with another locomotive, the rear of another train, a piece of on-track equipment, a shifted load on a freight car on an adjacent parallel track, and a highway vehicle at a rail-highway grade crossing. Locomotive crashworthiness must be demonstrated by complying with either the final ruleļæ½s new performance standards or an FRA-approved design standard.