EVALUATION OF SIGNAL/CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY. TASK 1: ASSESSMENT OF SIGNAL/CONTROL TECHNOLOGY AND LITERATURE REVIEW

The report presents the results of an investigation to obtain an assessment of the present technologies in use throughout the world for railroad signals and control systems applicable to high-speed passenger trains. Questionaires were developed and sent to foreign and domestic railroads, rapid transit systems, and manufacturers of signal and control equipment. Railroads, transit systems and manufacturers were visited and interviewed. Many hundreds of articles and technical papers were researched. Over 250 were cataloged, translated and cross-indexed to form a complete technical library. This inventory data has been arranged to permit a logical review of all known technology in relation to each type of railroad signal or control system or subsystem(s).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Kentron, Inc., Dallas, TX. See also RRIS 06A 160400.
  • Corporate Authors:

    STV, Incorporated

    Griffith Towers
    Pottstown, PA  USA  19464

    Dyer (Thomas K), Incorporated

    1762 Massachusetts Avenue
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, S F
    • Marshall, J F
    • Schultz, C M
    • Whalen, R B
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 191 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/39.1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-773-4236
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1982 12:00AM