Describes results of simulator design concept tradeoffs to create a research facility capable of eliciting realistic behavior from railroad train operators. Examples of research programs that could be carried out are presented. Initial cost, operating staff and costs, buildings and utilities test subject logistics and downstream improvements are included. The overall research needs that can be met uniquely by such a research simulator facility are presented along with a schedule for design, procurement, delivery and installation of such a simulator at the Pueblo, Colorado FRA Research Center.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C. Also see PB-276362/AS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    MB Associates

    P.O. Box 196, Bollinger Canyon Road
    San Ramon, CA  United States  94583

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Rail Safety Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hulbert, S
    • Wheeler, J
    • Dompe, R
    • Witham, C
    • Csanky, L
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 260 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/46 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64260
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM