The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory has developed an interim railroad track maintenance management system called RAILER I. Intended for use by engineers, technicians, and planners at U.S. Army installations, RAILER I serves as a decision support tool for identifying physical track assets, inspecting and evaluating track, identifying work needs, and plannning and priority setting. RAILER I will be incorporated into a fully capable RAILER II system in approximately 2 years. RAILER I consists of two distinct portions: (a) established procedures and methods for collecting pertinent field and office information and (b) computer software for processing the information so that it can be easily used in network- and project-level decision making. Information collected includes installation information; track segment inventory; inspection, traffic, maintenance, and repair costs; and work history. Specific RAILER I procedures outline what needs to be collected and when. The microcomputer software has been programmed for operation on IBM XT, AT, or compatible systems. The programs are menu driven for ease of use. A variety of report options is available for reporting stored information. Programming permits an analysis of inspection data.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 84-94
  • Monograph Title: Railroad regulation issues, rail passenger services, railroad bridges, and track maintenance management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00485719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309047218
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM