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TSAR high-rail system for measurement of rail lateral restraint
Author(s): William T. McCarthy
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Paper Abstract

During the last decade, research has focused on new and improved track inspection techniques to define the condition of the track structure, and its kwy components. Among the areas of focus for this research has been inspection of the 'strength' or load carrying ability of the track structure. This paper will present the results of a research and development program to implement a track strength analysis and recording (TSAR) system, a hi-rail based system for the measurement of track strength (gage strength under applied load) and track geometry. In this case, a research concept was taken and transformed into a prototype production inspection system which is currently undergoing shakedown and validation and is scheduled to begin production testing June 1, 1995.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2458, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Railroads, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212681
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William T. McCarthy, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2458:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Railroads
Donald E. Gray; Daniel H. Stone, Editor(s)

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