The paper describes the type of track inspection information provided by the Department of Transportation test cars (railroad) and the way it is to be used. The D.O.T. track inspection car program and a computer program from which gage data is produced are discussed. The basic principle discussed apply to all track parameters. The concepts for data processing described and the resulting preferred formats for the presentation of track geometry data resulted from discussions with knowledgable people within the railroad industry. In particular track maintenance personnel were consulted regarding their preferred form for data presentation from the viewpoint of track maintenance. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Convention, Chicago, Illinois. 29 September 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • WOLL, T P
  • Publication Date: 1970-9-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-RT-72-02
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM