This manual, a report marking the completion of one assignment of the International Government-Industry Research Program on Track-Train Dynamics, is a guide to systematic investigation of any derailment in order to establish a cause, or combination of causes. It presents information stressing the close relationships between track, train and vehicle characteristics, train handling, and track-train dynamics. Stressed is the need to recognize that a derailment may be combination-caused, rather than mandating the investigators to report a single cause. This is necessary if information from the accident investigation is to accurately reflect the true situation. The manual concludes with six recommendations for individual railroad users.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was sponsored by the Association of American Railroads, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Railway Progress Institute and the Transportation Development Agency of Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1976 12:00AM