THERMAL MEASUREMENTS OF COMMUTER RAIL WHEELS UNDER REVENUE SERVICE CONDITIONS

The report documents the test objective, procedure, and equipment used during the execution of the New Jersey Transit Operational Field Test conducted under the FRA Cracked Wheel Investigation. The report also includes a presentation of all data gathered during the test procedure and illustrates the general trends and characteristics of the data as witnessed during acquisition. Included are technical insights into the development of the unique equipment used in the test and complete thermal measurement data sets. The objective of the field test was to acquire empirical thermal data on commuter railroad wheels during stop braking procedures. The test was conducted using New Jersey Transit Rail Operation's revenue track, primarily on the Northeast Corridor, as well as Arrow III rail cars, train crews, and engineering support.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 151 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FR-94-01,, FRA-ORD-93-19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1997 12:00AM