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Don’t let your joint bars get out of joint
How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance.
How do your couplers measure up?
Digital gages, though accurate, have their limitations. Here’s how Transportation Technology Center, Inc. is applying tried and true mechanical methods.
What cant can and can't do
Curve design for balance speed conditions is not practical for all operating conditions. How can improved track design help vehicle and track curving performance?
CSX hosts first-responder CBR training at SERTC
Forty first-responders representing 30 communities around CSX’s railroad network have undergone crude-by-rail (CBR) incident response training at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colo.
Wheel failures: Digging down to the roots
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. joint ventures with Amsted Rail and Texas A&M are exploring the effects of accumulated mileage, high temperatures, and fatigue cracks on vertical split rims.
Rolling contact fatigue root causes
Use of self-steering trucks can result in a significant reduction of high impact wheel removals, compared to traditional, non-steering three-piece units.
RSI and REMSA: Big Brazil business for U.S.
The USA Pavilion at last month's Business on Rails (NT Expo) trade show in São Paulo, Brazil, co-hosted by Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and The Railway Supply Institute (RSI),…
Amtrak ACS-64 testing under way
Amtrak’s new ACS-64 (Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility are now in a comprehensive and rigorous testing program in preparation for entering service on the Washington-Philadelphia-New York-Boston Northeast Corridor…
TTCI Research Advisory Board taps Harsco's Palese
The Association of American Railroads Associate Advisory Board has selected Joseph W. Palese from Harsco Rail to serve out the remainder of the term of a vacant seat on the…
Analyzing “fail to couple” yard events
When it occurs, car-coupling failure adds cost to the bottom line, adding up to millions of dollars each year, and making prevention a priority.
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