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Overview of Freight Systems R&D

  • 01
  • Oct
  • 1977
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-77/58
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Freight Car Dynamics, Intermodal Cars, Optical ACI, Truck Performance, Energy Conservation, FAST Mechanical Equipment Test Results, Rail Dynamics
ABSTRACT: This paper presents an overview of the freight systems research and development activities in the Office of Research and Development within the Federal Railroad Administration. It describes the mission, goals and objectives of the Office of Freight Systems and briefly summarizes the research, development, test and evaluation activities of the past year. Also outlined is work currently in progress. The purpose of the paper is to inform the railroad technical community, the public, and other government organizations of the federally sponsored research conducted in connection with the FRA Improved Rail Freight Service Program.
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