DIGITAL PROCESSING OF TRACK GEOMETRY DATA FOR MAINTENANCE PLANNING

The concepts for data processing described in this paper and the resulting preferred formats for the presentation of track geometry data resulted from discussions with knowledgeable people within the railroad industry. Data on 450 miles of track geometry are recorded by the test cars in less than 8 hours. The analog chart data is then scrutinized and edited. Within 48 hours after the test run, the digital gage printout and the annotated charts are ready for review by the maintenance engineer. By use of digital computer processing, a vast amount of track data can be collected and reduced into meaningful form quickly and efficiently. The Gage Data Reduction Program is a tool actively providing maintenance engineers and key management personnel with information to direct the planning of maintenance-of-way activities. The crosslevel program, presently under development, will be providing information on another key track parameter.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • WOLL, T P
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 785-797
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 71
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1976 12:00AM