LOWER COST PROTECTION FOR RR CROSSINGS

Designs for railroad crossing gates are evaluated. Criteria for acceptance by the Federal Railroad Administration include low cost, ease of maintenance, resistance to vandalism and resistance to vehicle impact. The design best satisfying these criteria features a gate that, if impacted by a vehicle, pivots back and up along its spiral path, then returns by gravity to the horizontal position.

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    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44113
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-31
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 48
    • Issue Number: 23
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • ISBN: MADEAP
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM