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Safety Aspects of New and Untried Freight Cars

  • 01
  • Nov
  • 1989
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; F.D Irani; N.G. Wilson; C. L. Urban
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-88/07
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories, Safety Regulatory Analysis, Safety Performance Measures
KEYWORDS: Freight cars, Untried freight cars, Safety
ABSTRACT: Recent research efforts sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will lead to the development of safety criteria for critical parameters of rail vehicles. Suggested test requirements and limits by which to evaluate the dynamic performance of new vehicles have also been formulated as a result of these efforts.

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