A DESCRIPTION OF THE TESTS CONDUCTED AND DATA OBTAINED DURING THE PERTURBED TRACK TEST

This report describes the Perturbed Track Test, Pilot Test and Freight Test conducted at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado, in November and December 1978, August 1978, and February 1979, respectively. The tests involved two typical AMTRAK six-axle locomotives and two typical four-axle freight locomotives. The report documents the objectives of the test, the preparation, the test conduct, the data obtained, and the potential uses of the data. Discussions of instrumentation effectiveness and track geometry measuring procedures are included, and selected typical results are presented.

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    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:
    • Coltman, M
    • BRANTMAN, R
    • Tong, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 330 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/15 Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA-80-3
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM