TRACK GEOMETRY MEASUREMENTS AND DATA PROCESSING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RAIL RESEARCH PROGRAM

This report summarizes the FRA-sponsored Rail Research Program, and outlines many of the problems presently encountered by the railroad industry in providing safe, high-speed transportation; and illustrates the vital role of cost-effective maintenance planning. This report was originally presented at the IEEE/ASME Joint Railroad Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, in April 1973. The FRA Test Cars are described, with emphasis placed on the ability of the cars to measure all parameters of track geometry at high speed. Examples are included of the various types of computer-generated reports which are designed specifically for personnel who are responsible for maintenance planning and operations. The information in this report is intended for use by a general audience who desires a comprehensive nontechnical summary of the operation and application of the FRA Test Cars, related instrumentation and data processing operations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project is sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ensco, Incorporated

    5400 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA  USA  22151
  • Authors:
    • From, L
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD&D-75-14 Tech. Sum.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20032
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1976 12:00AM