Improving the Wheel/Rail Performance on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

A collaborative program was initiated in 2001 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) with a goal of migrating best practices from heavy-haul applications and other operations to U.S. commuter agencies. This program focused on field review of existing practices and the development and validation of improved practices on a working railroad, in this case the Amtrak Northeast Corridor. Improved wheel-rail profiles have been developed and tested, wayside lubrication practices improved, top-of-rail friction modification tested and validated, and a strategic rail grinding program developed and implemented.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Research Results
  • Pagination: 4p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOTFRA-RR08-22
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2009 6:24PM