RAIL FAILURE SYSTEM

File name is ENRF. Computer program. The "Rail Failure" application is designed to compile statistics of all types of rail failures. The system employes two highly regimented input forms entitled "Rail Removal Order" and "Rail Insertion Report" which also serve to cause the appropriate physical action to take place. The system is modular and as such contains over twenty (20) separate programs re: data validity edits, maintenance and print routines which can provide monthly, year-to-date and yearly statistics, e.g.: (a) "Audigage and Reflectoscope; Detector Car; and Service Rail Failure Statement": a three part statement, i.e., a separate report for each potential input source, giving a complete description by Division and District of type of track, location of rail, position, grade, weight, mill, etc. of all failures reported. (b) "Rail Insertion Report Statement Covering Service and Detected Rail Removal Orders"; this statement lists all rail that has had a defect and that has been replaced by a new rail, angle bar repaired or taken out of service. (c) "Annual Report of Rail Failures, Service and Detected, in Rail of All Ages and Sections". (d) "Rail Removal Orders not Covered by Insertion Reports on the Eastern, Western and Coast Lines". Report will flag any removal order over 30 days old for which as insertion report has not been issued. (e) The "Transverse Fissure Rail Heat Statement": This statement provides listing of all transverse fissure heat failures over the system. The statement is written out in mill order and year rolled plus pertinent detail data. (f) The "Thermite and Butt Welded Joint Failure Statement"; This statement lists all thermite and butt welded rail failures by division, district, mile post, type track, weight or rail, mill and year rolled. Each report is year to date.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Atchison, Tokeka and Santa Fe Railway

    9th and Jackson Streets, Information Systems Department
    Topeka, KS  USA  66628
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1972

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Railway Engineering Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM