LRIW honors TTCI’s Stabler

INDIANAPOLIS: The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) President Lisa Stabler as 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year. Stabler was honored at the General Session of Railway Interchange.

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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 various U.S. locations.

Pinpointing potential problems and quickly addressing them

“Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages of passing cars, from top-of-car views to undercarriage shots. And all these images are taken as the train passes at track speed. Machine vision allows us to pinpoint potential problems and quickly address them before they grow into larger issues that can cause service delays.”

Picture this!

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.