NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TRACK INSPECTION INSTRUMENTS

Instrumentation for a new automatic track inspection car is currently being built for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) by ENSCO, Inc. An existing rail safety research track measurement system, in operational service for several years, has successfully demonstrated that high-speed track geometry measurements can provide useful and timely inputs to FRA regional track inspectors. The new system will include the most advanced features of the instruments previously developed, expanded computer system hardware, and automatic rail flaw detection equipment. The new inspection system is being installed in an 85-foot rail car completely refurbished to accommodate the equipment and operating crew.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 1976 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 6-8, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Demuth, H P
    • Marine, R W
    • Mould, J C
  • Publication Date: 1976-1-27

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C76 457-7 IA
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM