TRAIN GENERATED AIR CONTAMINANTS IN THE TRAIN CREW'S WORKING ENVIRONMENT

This document contains data on the levels of air contaminants in the train crew's working environment. Measurements were made in locomotive cabs and cabooses of freight trains travelling through long tunnels and over mountainous terrain. In addition, measurements were performed in long-hood forward locomotives during through freight operations and in switchyard locomotives. The data from this study indicate that the breathing environment of railroad operating crews is acceptable within the guidelines of the published Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Appendix A covers the sources of air contaminants in the railroad environment and Appendix B gives a detailed description of the measurements in this study. A review of related studies is given in Appendix C.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsorship was provided by the FRA, U.S. DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Hobbs, J R
    • WALTER, R A
    • Hard, T
    • Devoe, D B
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/08 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM