Planes, Trains and the Games
Olympics-related construction in Atlanta isn't limited to sports facilities. The city is also gearing up for the 1996 Summer Games by accomplishing some major transportation infrastructure...

Asphalt Applications for Railroad Maintenance and Construction

Enter the Dragon
The Chien Tan Dragon Boat train will be the flagship station of the 87 km Taipei Rapid Transit System (RTS) in Taiwan, which consists of eight heavy rail lines, two medium-capacity lines...

Recycling on the Mississippi
Changes in the Mississippi River's water depth and alignment are forcing the retirement of the 105-year-old Hannibal, Mo. swing bridge. Although the bridge's...

Operations Simulation of Rocky Mount to Charlotte Rail Route
This paper presents the approach and findings of a study sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The study analyzed running times of a state-sponsored 403(b) passenger...

MRT Cable Supported Roof
A cable supported roof structure for Chientan station (R18A) at Taipei Mass Rail Transit system's Tan-Sui line are under construction. Unique wind and cross sectional dynamic effect has...

Significance of Campaigned Spent Fuel Shipments
Operational experience associated with spent fuel or irradiated hardware shipments to or from the General Electric Morris Facility is presented. The following specific areas are addressed:...

Effect of the Periodic Secondary Irregularity on the Dynamic Behaviour of Railway Bridge-Vehicle System
The deformation and vibration of bridge will be developed due to the moving vehicles, especially for railway bridge. The dynamic deflections in the points under each wheel are called secondary...

Safety of Passengers on Railway Platforms—Using Various Computers
Recently, it has become very important to take measures to improve platform safety in Japan. Many passengers use railway platforms all day long (from the first train to the last train)....

The TM– Railroad Track Management System
The TM$ Railroad Track Management System is designed to increase effective access to track performance data, to forecast the effects of deterioration and maintenance activity, and to formulate...

Using Condition Indexes to Evaluate Local Railroad Track Networks
The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Laboratories (USACERL) have developed condition indexes for assessing track condition that apply to local railroads. Indexes were developed for the...

TRACK(1.0): A Railroad Track Design and Evaluation Computer Program for Work Planning and Budgeting
This paper describes TRACK, a track structural analysis method and computer program developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories. TRACK is a program for evaluating...

Planning Maintenance and Rehabilitation Activities for Local Railroads
This paper presents a structured approach for planning annual and long range (multi-layer) maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) activities for local railroads. A method is presented...

Aggregate Quarry Operations—From a Railroad's Perspective
This paper describes a study which shows how a railroad company can ensure receipt of a cost-effective, high-quality aggregate product for ballast by monitoring selected quarry operations....

High Speed Transportation for the 21st Century: Florida's High Speed Rail and Maglev Projects
This paper presents a brief status report on the State of Florida high speed ground transportation efforts. It includes a description of the amended high speed transportation act in Florida...

Carrying Freight on High Speed Rail Lines
Some basic technical aspects of carrying freight on high speed rail lines are presented. To illustrate certain requirements and considerations, performance comparisons are made using three...

Land Use Planning and HSGT Station Development: The Maglev Grand Terminal/International Drive Experience
In 1996, the Future arrives in Orange County, Florida. It is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the high-tech, high-speed ground transportation magnetic levitation train, connecting the Orlando...

Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) System Integration with Other Urban and Inter-City Transportation Modes
Hypothetical intracity maglev routes are applied to 11 United States metropolitan areas to enhance intermodal passenger transfers at existing bus terminals, metro stops, rail stations,...

The TGV Network and the Environment
The French TGV network construction shows that the conservation of the environment can be managed in a cost-effective way. Different aspects of the environmental impact of the high speed...

Noise from High Speed Maglev Transportation Systems
Noise levels from magnetically levitated trains (maglev) at very high speed may be high enough to cause severe environmental noise impact in residential areas, even without physical contact...

 

 

 

 

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