ACQUISITION AND USE OF TRACK GEOMETRY DATA IN MAINTENANCE-OF-WAY PLANNING

The report describes data acquisition by the FRA Measurement Cars and subsequent use of the collected track geometry data by the Bessemer and Lake Erie (B and LE) and the Denver and Rio Grande Western (D and RGW) Railroads. These two railroads, in conjunction with ENSCO, Inc., have prepared the report for the Federal Railroad Administration. The major emphasis of the report is placed on use of the track geometry data by B and LE and D and RGW for immediate maintenance and maintenance planning. Also provided are descriptions of data processing reports, system and measurement repeatability data, and the Track Geometry Measurement System onboard the FRA Measurement Cars.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The information herein is intended for use by maintenance- of-way personnel who are concerned with the utilization of track geometry data collected by track measurement cars and by management personnel who are involved in maintenance planning. This report was sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ENSCO, Incorporated

    5400 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA  United States  22151

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad

    4 Gateway Center, P.O. Box 536
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15230

    Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

    P.O. Box 5482
    Denver, CO  United States  80217
  • Authors:
    • Bradley, K
    • PRICE, B
    • Woll, T
    • Burnes, R
    • Gerber, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD&D-75-27 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20032
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1976 12:00AM