Amtrak’s Empire Builder train 7/27 traveling westbound from Chicago to Seattle/Portland on Sept. 25 derailed near Joplin, Mont., at 3:55 p.m. MT. The passenger train was traveling between 75-78 mph, below the 79 mph speed limit, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported on Sept. 27 during its first media briefing.
University of Delaware Railroad Engineering and Safety program
Organizers of “‘Big Data’ in Railroad Maintenance Planning 2021” have issued a call for presentations for the Dec. 15-16 conference, to be held in person at the University of Delaware; topic descriptions are due by July 30.
Railroad and data analytics professionals and academics are invited to submit presentations for the University of Delaware’s “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning” conference, to be held Dec. 15-16, 2021.
RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2021 ISSUE (expanded version): The railroad industry is using data science to better understand and maintain right-of-way performance. Here’s how.
The University of Delaware (UD) is accepting applications for its Graduate Certificate in Railroad Engineering program, 2021-22 academic year. Professionals and engineering graduates may enroll; GREs (Graduate Record Examinations) are not required.
The 2018 University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference,” held Dec. 13-14, spotlighted the progression the industry is making in dealing with Big Data—“converting the mountain of data collected by railway systems into effective maintenance planning information, with a focus on railway needs and practical applications.
As railroads develop and implement new generations of sophisticated inspection and monitoring systems, they find themselves collecting large volumes of data, at increased frequencies across a variety of interrelated systems.
Dr. Allan M. Zarembski, Professor of Practice and Director of the University of Delaware Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, has received the 2017 Fumio Tatsuoka Best Paper Award from the journal Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology. He was recognized for four papers that made significant impact on geotechnology in railway engineering, specifically in the realms of track geometry defects and track substructure.
The State of Pennsylvania has hired Dr. Allan M. Zarembski to a three-month contract to assess the state freight rail network, which hosts 60-70 crude oil trains per week.