RAILROADS MOUNT WIDENING R&D ATTACK IN 12 KEY PROBLEM AREAS

The evolution of the industry's Research and Development effort since 1970 is described. During this time there has been a tripling of funding for the AAR activities and this group, individual railroads, government and railway suppliers have all assumed new roles. The AAR is directing its R&D effort at a dozen areas: Improved coupling, nondestructive testing, equipment design, wheel/rail contact stresses, freight-car trucks, track structure, locomotive cab improvements, electrification, car information and management, automatic car identification, improved car utilization, and improved marketing-study methods. Special attention is given to the cooperative track/train dynamics investigation.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Welty, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-9-30

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-24
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  • Accession Number: 00080791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM