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.
- Proceedings of the Special Conference-Broadening Horizons, Transp and Dev Around the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 21-23, 1980.
New York, NY United States 10017-2398
- Eisele, D O
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: p. 138-147
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Energy conservation; Industrial engineering; Inspection; Passenger cars; Toilet facilities; Vehicle maintenance
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger car maintenance; Passenger car servicing; Toilets
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Maintenance and Preservation; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00325886
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM