Rolling Asset Health

This article examines continued efforts to ensure rail operation safety and efficiency via the monitoring and maintenance of railroad rolling assets. Tools and processes including condition-based detection systems, data mining via data warehousing, Big Data systems and advanced analytics all support the health of the freight car fleet. The article profiles the Association of American Railroads (AAR)'s Asset Health Strategic Initiative (AHSI) program, which covers the rolling stock health cycle, including prevention, detection, planning, movement, repair and interline settlement. The article also profiles four systems used by the North American rail industry to help advance safe and efficient rail operations: the UMLER© equipment database; the Equipment Health Management System (EHMS); the AAR Component Tracking Program; and Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 37-40
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01750995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2020 1:00PM