Turning "Finders" Into "Fixers"

On a global level, railroads increasingly are using monitoring systems to collect data detailing the performance of various railroad components. Many are now asking if all of that data is being put to good use. Differences between merely collecting data and collecting usable information, as well as transforming data collection to program implementation are among concepts profiled. Track condition measurement, rail temperature prediction, and dynamic responses of rail vehicles to track are only a few possible technological advances available through monitoring systems. Advances that many look at to see what works and what does not in performance monitoring analysis and evaluation are those undertaken by North American Class I railroads.


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  • Media Type: Print
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  • Pagination: pp 29-31
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  • Accession Number: 01154558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2010 7:42PM