Technical Reports

Test Train Program- Ninth Progress Report

  • 01
  • Oct
  • 1977
SUBJECT: Track/Train Interactions, Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Track Geometry Measurement, Rail research Data Collection, FAST, LWFC Testing, Ride Quality, Automated Wayside Inspection
ABSTRACT: This report describes progress on the Engineering and Test Support Services for Railroad Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, Processing and Evaluation Program from 1 July 1976 through 30 June 1977. The report covers operation of the FRA track geometry measurement and data acquisition fleet, track survey operations and vehicle dynamic tests on lightweight flat cars, DOD cars, passenger cars and locomotives. Also, the report describes test activities on the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing, aerodynamic validation, track structures, vehicle vibration and ride quality, trailer-on-a- flat-car combinations; and investigations of the automated wayside inspection station concept. This report is intended for use by management and technical personnel concerned with accomplishments in railroad engineering.