Accession Number:

ADA273334

Title:

Development of Condition Indexes for Low Volume Railroad Track

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Army together own over 5700 miles of railroad track that are vital to the mobilization and operational needs of the Department of Defense. Track managers need a method to assess current track conditions, predict future track conditions, establish track deterioration rates, formulate budgets, and determine and prioritize renewal projects. In response to this need, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL developed track component group condition indexes based primarily on visual inspection condition surveys and supplemented by inspection and operating criteria from various track standards and internal rail flaw testing information, if available. This report describes the development of the indexes. A separate, follow-on report USACERL Technical Report FM-9314, July 1993 provides track inspectors with a standard reference for identifying track distresses and calculating condition indexes. RAILER, Track inspection. Railroad track, Condition indexes,

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE