Technical Reports

Universal Safeguard Cab (Idler Locomotive Cab) Concept Development, Volume II: Demonstrator Alternatives and Implementation

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 1978
AUTHOR: Trans Systems Corporation
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/OR&D-78
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Human Factor Engineering, Cab Function Analysis, Cab Safety, Idler Cab, Locomotive Concept
ABSTRACT: Volume II of this report presents analyses of seven different demonstrator configurations, four in the hi-rail dual mode, and three in the rail-bound mode. The examination of the alternatives was carried out in terms of four main criteria: fidelity to the concept of the Universal Safeguard Cab, demonstration credibility, ease of transportation, and cost-effectiveness. The rail-bound Universal Safeguard Cab built on a flat car type of chassis with hostling cpability was the final selection. It was determined that the demonstration vehicle should be 60% function and 40% simulated. The demonstration plan and schedule are laid out; and the institutional problems of the demonstration are assessed.

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