Technical Reports

Improving Railroad Safety and Rail Passenger Technology through Targeted Research and Demonstrations 1992-1997

  • 01
  • Aug
  • 1999
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-99/02
KEYWORDS: Safety, Research and development, Equipment and components, System operations, Environment, Intelligent track/train systems, Track systems, Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Highway rail grade crossing
ABSTRACT: " The Office of Railroad Development of the Federal Railroad Administration conducts research, development, test, and evaluation projects to directly support the Federal Railroad Administrations safety responsibility and to enhance the railroad system, as a significant national transportation resource. This report summarizes the Office of Railroad Development activities from 1992-1997. A report published in 1992 covered the years 1998-1991. This report does not include all the Office of Railroad Development activities undertaken; instead, it is representative of the work performed. Major projects were undertaken in conjunction wit the railroad industry. Where required by the Federal Railroad Administrations public safety responsibility, the work was performed independently. The Office of Railroad Development has relied on cooperative and coordinated programs with other research organizations, other Government agencies, industry associations, individual railroads, and industry suppliers. Organizations participating in cooperative research include the Association of American Railroads; Railway Progress Institute; American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; United Transportation Union; individual U.S. railroads and their suppliers; and the Canadian Government and railroads."

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