LOCOMOTIVE IN-SERVICE FAILURES/DEFECT ANALYSIS

File name is LOCOMOTIVE FAILURE/DEFECT FILE, CAR MOVEMENT HISTORY FILE. Major objective of computer program is to isolate major causes of locomotive in-service failures. Input consists of: 1. Data on the results of a monthly spectrographic analysis of samples of the cooling water, crank case oil, and air compressor oil from each locomotive. 2. Data on in-service failures (motive power failures which result in either reducing the tonnage of a train or in a train delay.) 3. Diesel shop report on in-service failure giving cause, type to defect, data repaired, etc. 4. Reports of locomotive defects (conditions not causing failure). Monthly output reports include: 1. A raw data tabulation of each failure listing all pertinents data and sorted by locomotive model and within model by cause of failure. 2. A summary of locomotive in-service failures by maintenance points, locomotive model, and failing component for both one month and three-month periods giving number of failures and failures per million miles. 3. Summary of locomotive defects by defective component and by the reporting Road Foremen of Engines. 4. A summary of in-service failures by operating division and by type of service (passenger, freight, or switching). 5. Identification of units which have had repetitive duplicate oil lab findings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Railway System

    99 Spring Street, SW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30303
  • Authors:
    • SMITH, S H
  • Publication Date: 1969

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Railway Engineering Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM