The Federal Railroad Administration, the Railway Progress Institute, the Association of American Railroads, a few RPI members and a handful of railroads are participating in a multi-phase study of the interaction of track and train. The program, which is divided into three phases, is expected to take ten years to complete. In Phase I, a two-year project started in mid-July 1972, the emphasis is on train handling and train makeup and their effects on the wheel-rail relationship. Phase II, dealing with specifications for track, rolling stock and components, will follow and will last three years. The final five-year phase will deal with employment of advanced technology to achieve the ultimate goal of safer, more reliable rail transportation.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00051938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM