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Charger burning up the rails in Pueblo
Siemens’ new higher-speed Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotive is undergoing a comprehensive testing program at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colo., prior to entry into revenue service in…
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
Rail roll and reverse-cant remedies
TTCI is investigating short- and long-term remedies for achieving stable and consistent wheel and rail contact geometry.
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.
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