Feasibility Study on the Replacement or Upgrade of the T-6 Track Research Vehicle

This feasibility and cost study concluded that the FRA's aging T-6 can be replaced with a new state-of-the-art research platform costing approximately 3.5 million. The new, Track Research Instrumentation Platform (TRIP) is envisioned as a laboratory on wheels. This vehicle will provide: the means to assess the geometry and structural safety of railway track, a research platform to develop and evaluate emerging technologies, and the capability for evaluating newly implemented performance-based standards.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Interim Report
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01109034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FRA-98-5
  • Contract Numbers: FRA-R8010-RR819
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2008 1:56PM