LOCOMOTIVE CRASHWORTHINESS RESEARCH. FINAL REPORT. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Arthur D. Little and its subcontractors, Arvin/Calspan and Parsons Brinckerhoff, conducted studies of locomotive crashworthiness in support of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA's) response to Public Law 102-365. This includes a statement that the Secretary of Transportation shall conduct research and analysis to consider the costs and benefits associated with equipping locomotives with the following crashworthiness features: Braced collision posts; Crash refuges; Rollover protection devices; Uniform sill heights; Deflection plates; Anticlimbers, Shatterproof windows; and Equipment to deter post-collision entry of flammable liquids.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1: Model Development and Validation (PB95-271730); Volume 2: Design Concept Generation and Evaluation (PB95-271748); Volume 3: Review and Discussion of Freight Locomotive Crashworthiness Concepts (PB95-271755); and Volume 4: Additional Freight Locomotive Calculations (PB95-271763). Sponsored by the Arthur D. Little Foundation, Cambridge, MA, and the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Mayville, R A
    • Stringfellow, R G
    • Rancatore, R J
    • Hosmer, T P
  • Publication Date: 1995-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FRA-95-4.0, DOT/FRA/ORD-95/08
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 4 1996 12:00AM