The design of the new car allows accurate measurements to be made at all speeds through 100 mph. The overall system of the RI-2 includes means for measurement of such track characteristics as curvature, cross level or superelevation of rails, surface, and joint condition. These measurements are continuously recorded on tape along with landmarks and other notes indicating location, as well as speed of the car. The recording and control facilities are compactly located near the center of the car. Facilities are provided for unobstructed visual observation of the railroad through an observation deck seating 31 persons. The car is placed as the last car in a train with the observation end towards the rear. At the other end of the car are kitchen, office, conference, sleeping and toilet facilities. Two men can operate all the measuring and recording facilities. The operation and facilities of the RI-2 are illustrated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • Burris, T F
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 758-676
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM