RAILROAD CLASSIFICATION YARD TECHNOLOGY. EVALUATION OF APPROACHES TO CAR PRESENCE DETECTION

The techniques utilized to detect the presence of railroad cars in Railroad Classification Yards are discussed. The report addresses application requirements, performance characteristics, life characteristics and failure modes for commonly used detector types. A study is presented on alternate techniques for detecting railroad cars, including field and laboratory evaluations. A Specification Guide defining the requirements for presence detectors, for use by the railroad industry, is appended to the report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Shaker Research Corporation

    Northway 10 Executive Park
    Ballston Lake, NY  United States  12019

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • WILSON, D S
    • Petersen, N J
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-81/01 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT/FR-8199
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM