Wayside systems for safer railroads

Wayside monitoring systems provide round-the-clock safety checks. The wayside system described in this paper is used by a major private railroad operator to conduct condition monitoring and safety audits for trains at full operational speeds of up to 75 km/hr. The system checks for presence, damage, and wear of critical components on freight wagons, and its 24 hour operation helps to ensure continued safe train operation. Since rolling stock components are monitored frequently, the system also contributes to reduced maintenance costs. In many cases, wayside systems can replace visual monitoring by a human inspector.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Cost efficient railways through engineering: CORE 2002: conference on railway engineering, November 10-13 2002, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Safety
  • ATRI Terms: Safety
  • Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01532042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:52AM