SDP-40F/E-8 LOCOMOTIVES. TEST RESULTS REPORT. DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE TESTING. VOLUME I

This volume covers a test on the Chessie System to collect as much data as possible on parameters suspected of causing SDP-40F derailments. A baseline locomotive, the E-8, considered a stable performer by professional railroad personnel was introduced into the tests for comparison purposes. Also, the SDP-40F was modified to simulate various stages of wear and states of maintenance, and tested after these modifications for comparison with tests run on a locomotive in "like-new" condition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-296 295.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ENSCO, Incorporated

    Engineering Test and Analysis Division
    Alexandria, VA  USA  22303

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kesler, K
    • Yang, T L
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-79/11-1, ENSCO/DOT-78/10/1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64113
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM