Safety Advisories

Addressing Rail Head Surface Conditions Identified during the Internal Rail Inspection Process

  • 03
  • Nov
  • 2015
SA NUMBER: 2015-05
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories
KEYWORDS: Mount Carbon, derailment, crude, oil, West Virginia, WV, CSX
ABSTRACT: FRA is issuing this Safety Advisory No. 2015-05 to remind track owners (typically railroads), their track maintenance personnel, and their rail flaw detection equipment operators of the importance of complying with their rail management programs and engineering procedures that address rail with rail head surface conditions while performing rail flaw inspections and track inspections generally.