The Transit Cooperative Research (TCRP) recently released the following publication:
Report 71 – Volume 7 - Guidelines for Guard/Restraining Rail Installation: This report explores two guard rail installation philosophies and the effects of vehicle types, wheel flange angle, wheel/rail friction coefficient, curve radius, cant deficiency, and track perturbation on flange climb derailments. The report offers guidance that transit agencies can follow in their wheel/rail maintenance for both transit rail cars and light rail vehicles.
Visit www.tcrponline.org for more information or to download a report.
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