This report describes progress on the Engineering and Test Support Services for Railroad Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, Processing and Evaluation Program from 1 July 1978 through 30 June 1979. This report covers operation and maintenance of the FRA track-geometry-measurement and data acquisition fleet. It also covers track survey operations and dynamic tests on lightweight flatcars, Rohr Turboliners, Amcoach brakes, Metroliners, perturbed track testing of locomotives, track stiffness, DODX railcars and LRC cant deficiency. A description of the Wayside Detection Facility is included as well as descriptions of various improvements to the survey cars and their measurement equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ENSCO, Incorporated

    Rail Transportation Engineering Division
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22303

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/78 Prog Rpt., DOT-FR-80-20
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64113
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM