This trip report describes the results and conclusions of the U.S. delegation resulting from the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Rail Inspection Information exchange tour of the Soviet Union, August 24 through September 1, 1975. This information exchange was conducted under protocol agreements developed in 1974 between the Ministry of Railroads of the U.S.S.R. and the Federal Railroad Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The objective of this information exchange was to achieve a technical description of Soviet rail inspection technology and practice and to learn of recent R&D efforts for nondestructive inspection (NDI) of rail. The pertinent areas included: contemporary rail NDI systems, planning and scheduling of rail inspection, inspection of track components other than rail, methods for measurement of rail stresses, and recent R&D efforts in rail NDI. This report is divided into five sections: itinerary, description of devices and techniques, applicability of Soviet technology to U.S. rail NDI, effectiveness of the information exchange, and recommendations for future exchanges.

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    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
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    Transportation Systems Center

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    Federal Railroad Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Becker, F L
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Pagination: 90 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00167341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-77-6 Final Rpt., FRA/ORD/77-35
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-979
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1978 12:00AM