Development and Use of a Track Quality Index

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L. S. Crane

Engineering and Research, Southern Railway Company, Alexandria, Va.

J. J. Sullivan, C. R. Kaelin

Southern Railway Company, Alexandria, Va.

J. Eng. Ind 91(3), 861-867 (Aug 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591717 History: Received January 13, 1969


The purpose of this paper is to describe a track inspection car currently being used in the United States, and to discuss the development of a track quality index, which is a major benefit afforded by the inspection data accumulated through operation of the car. From the development of a track quality index, vital information describing the ride quality of track can be made available to guide maintenance officers in funding and scheduling track maintenance.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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