ROLE OF INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING IN RAIL OPERATIONS

Engineers were deeply involved in both construction and operation of early railroads. The situation has changed today to the degree that it is suggested that the best solutions to operating problems may not be employed. Three different examples of innovative engineering solutions to the problems on a major commuter railroad are given: development of a chemical toilet servicing system, productivity of the inspection function, and energy conservation. The need for familiarity of all types of engineering, need to really understand operation, and the need to sell new concepts within the institutional structure are stressed.

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  • Pagination: p. 138-147

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM