OPERATIONAL TESTING OF LOCOMOTIVE-MOUNTED STROBE LIGHTS
The report describes revenue-service tests of locomotive-mounted strobe lights used to make trains more conspicuous to motorists at rail-highway crossings. The testing, conducted in cooperation with four railroads, had the objectives of assuring practicality compatibility with normal operations, validating previous cost estimates, and obtaining a measure of safety effectiveness. Prior research underlying the tests is reviewed briefly.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hopkins, J B
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost estimating; Estimates; Light; Lighting equipment; Lighting systems; Locomotives; Measures of effectiveness; Railroad grade crossings; Railroad transportation; Safety; Strobes; Tests; Traffic safety; Transportation; Visibility; Warning devices
- Uncontrolled Terms: Compatibility; Effectiveness; Light sources
- Old TRIS Terms: Strobe lights; Transportation lighting
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00318987
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-80-15 Intrm Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA-80-48
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM