Technical Reports

Acquisition and Use of Track Geometry Data in Maintenance-of-Way Planning

  • 26
  • Mar
  • 1975
AUTHOR: Bradley, K.; Price, B.; Woll, T.; Burnes, R.; Gerber, R.
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: FRA-ORD&D-75-27 Tech Rpt.
KEYWORDS: Railroad tracks, Maintenance Measurement, Data processing, Inspection Measuring instruments, Maintenance management, DOT/4CZ/CY, DOT/3I
ABSTRACT: The report describes data acquisition by the FRA Measurement Cars and subsequent use of the collected track geometry data by the Bessemer and Lake Erie (B and LE) and the Denver and Rio Grande Western (D and RGW) Railroads. These two railroads, in conjunction with ENSCO, Inc., have prepared the report for the Federal Railroad Administration. The major emphasis of the report is placed on use of the track geometry data by N and LE and D and RGW for immediate maintenance and maintenance planning. Also provided are descriptions of data processing reports, system and measurement repeatability data, and the Track Geometry Measurement System onboard the FRA Measurement Cars.

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