Technical Reports

Observations of the April 8, 1979 Railroad Accident at Crestview, Florida

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 1984
AUTHOR: David Dancer
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigation, Crestview, Florida, Damaged TankCar, Service Conditions
ABSTRACT: In response to a request by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), personnel of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and of the FRA visited the site of this accident. The purpose of this visit was twofold. First, to make observations that could be useful in studies of the properties and behavior of railroad tank cars subject to abusive service conditions, such as those that occur in accidents of the types described below. Second, to select samples from damaged tank cars for sue in later investigations at the NBS laboratory.