RAIL SAFETY/EQUIPMENT CRASHWORTHINESS. VOLUME I. A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF INJURY MINIMIZATION IN RAIL SYSTEMS

The Department of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center (TSC), is providing technical assistance to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in a program to improve railroad safety and efficiency by providing a technological basis for improvement and possible regulation in rail vehicle crashworthiness, inspection and surveillance of equipment, and other areas. As part of this program, TSC is conducting technical analyses of passenger railcar collisions, derailments, and other accidents, directed towards minimizing occupant injuries. The document, the first of four volumes, reports on the collection of data for a representative accident sample, the analysis of the data to identify injury types, locations, and, when possible, injury causal factors. Vehicle interior design details are also considered in conjunction with the accident data to compile a list of potential improvements in occupant protection.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-289148. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E06, PB-289 146-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19142

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Reilly, M J
    • Jines, R H
    • Tanner, A E
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 265 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/73.I Intrm Rpt., DOT-TSC/FRA-77-15-1, D339-10047-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-821-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM