As part of the Track Train Dynamics Program, Transportation Systems Center studied the role of the locomotive engineer in train handling. This report, covering efforts to December 1974, discusses the development of the active digital data acquisition system, the study of engineman sensitivity, development of the train mass distribution graph, the development and use of the Draft-Buff Indicator, and the vibration environment of the cab. The response of enginemen to car instruments and to cab accelerations and shocks as a means of determining train performance are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Railway Progress Institute

    801 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-188
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM