MARKING AND LIGHTING FOR PASSENGER TRAIN VISIBILITY

This investigation was to evaluate various alternative marking designs that could enhance the visibility of the trailing ends of passenger trains. The goal was one overall design that would be optimum during all operating conditions and yet be economical to implement and maintain. For daytime visibility, it was found that coverage and contrast were most important, with fluorescent yellow-orange most effective. At night reflective white stripes and large red marker lights were desirable. The recommended pattern was an inverted V-pattern of the yellow-orange and white stripes and markers on both sides of the lower part of the car end.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Hovind, M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1976 12:00AM