GOING BY THE WAYSIDE

Proactive maintenance is fast becoming a standard for railroads and private car owners alike. This article looks at how the Association of American Railroads' Advanced Technology Safety Initiative (ATSI) is bolstering their rolling stock inspection, maintenance, repair, and overhaul practices to reduce infrastructure stress. Wayside detection technology not only reduces track damage, it also helps prevent accidents through proactive maintenance. AAR subsidiary Transportation Technology Center, Inc., is currently integrating information from Class I wayside detectors into its database, InteRRIS, for analyzation and notification purposes. Car owners also agree that detector technology is a boon to the industry, providing safety, railcar utilization, and productivity benefits. Other advantages include decreases in fuel costs due to less rolling resistance, and the elimination of human error.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Luczak, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00986695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2005 12:00AM