TRACK GEOMETRY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

This report contains a summary of the results of the test program that was conducted to validate the TGMS under various static and dynamic conditions. The TGMS has the capability to measure or derive gage, crosslevel (superelevation), warp (twist), curvature, maximum operating speeds for curves, vehicle speed and elapsed distance at speeds from near 0 to 30 mph. The TGMS is equipped with an automatic location detection system to accurately reference detected track geometry exceptions to permanent fixtures of the track roadbed. The track geometry measurements are compared to the Federal Railroad Administration Track Safety Standards and all detected exceptions are reported in real time by onboard digital computer.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    ENSCO, Incorporated

    Transportation and Instrumentation Sciences
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22303

    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:
    • Howerter, E D
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1196 Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA-80-25
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1367
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM