HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS IN LOCOMOTIVE CAB DESIGN
This report contains recommendations for the improvement of locomotive cab design from a human factors point of view. Observational data, interview findings, literature reviews, accident analysis and experimentation under simulated conditions served as a basis for formulating proposals for an improved work place (e.g. control of vibration, noise, microclimate and injury prevention),greater crashworthiness, and modifications in the design of displays and controls. The concept of a vigilance device which is sensitive to task-oriented attention has been developed. This device verifies whether the engineer's attention is directed toward advance block signals and intervenes when it is not.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
- WILDE, GJS
- Stinson, J F
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 178 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic train stop system; Cabs (Vehicle compartments); Control devices; Crashworthiness; Crew comfort; Design; Ergonomics; Human factors; Locomotive engineers; Locomotive operation; Locomotives; Noise control; Temperature; Vibration control; Vigilance
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive cab design; Locomotive controls; Locomotive engineer's tasks
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00324498
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT 80-9 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM