Technical Bulletins

Guidance on The Federal Railroad Administration's Return to Using Portable Track Loading Fixture Technology on Non-Gage Restraint Measurement System Designated Track.

  • 16
  • Dec
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
TB NUMBER: T-16-01
ABSTRACT: Attached is the Track Safety Standards Technical Bulletin (TB) T-16-01. The TB provides guidance on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) return to using Portable Track Loading Fixture (PTLF) technology to identify locations with poor crosstie and fastener performance on non-Gage Restraint Measurement System (ORMS) designated Class 1-5 track. All track safety inspectors must review this bulletin and apply its guidance to daily inspection activities.
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