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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hopkins, J B
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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