Citations with the tag: TRANSPORTATION Technology Center Inc
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- Coupler tolerances to tighten.
// Trains; Jun2012, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p19
The article presents the findings related to the E-type coupler assemblies, studied by Transportation Technology Center Inc. in Pueblo, Colorado.
- TTCI marks a year of progress.
Vantuono, William C. // Railway Age; Jan99, Vol. 200 Issue 1, p59
Highlights the first year anniversary of Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) in January 1999. Comments from TTCI President Roy Allen; Performance of TTCI during the first full year; Information on the Fourth Annual AAR Research Review hosted by TTCI.
- How to find a bad actor.
Shust, William; Urban, Curt // Railway Age; Jan2000, Vol. 201 Issue 1, p69
Provides information on Truck Performance Research Consortium (TPRC) that directs Transportation Technology Center Inc. to find solutions that benefit North American rail transport. Overview of the consortium's development; Categories of undesired freight car performance; Significance of the...
- TTC organizes.
Armstrong, Cassie // Colorado Business Magazine; Apr98, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p50
Announces that the Transportation Technology Center is incorporated to become The Transportation Technology Center Incorporated (TTCI) on January 1, 1998. Contract of TTCI with Federal Railroad Administration.
- Improved car design can increase route capacity.
Guins, Tom // Railway Age; Jul99, Vol. 200 Issue 7, p44
Provides information on railroad car designs that can increase route capacity. Comparison of base cars with alternative cars; Description of the higher/wider gondola car design; Higher/wider and articulated hopper design; Role of the Transportation Technology Center Inc.
- A better ride for bulk freight.
Rownd, Ken; Iler, Darrell // Railway Age; Sep2000, Vol. 201 Issue 9, p105
Provides information on the advanced freight car truck program being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). Advantages of advanced railroad technology; Services addressed in the program; Information on base suspension design.
- Tougher turnout technology.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Sep2002, Vol. 203 Issue 9, p87
Discusses the effort of suppliers and the Transportation Technology Center Inc. to look for materials and designs that will add years of life to railroad turnouts as of September 2002. Findings of a study that identified problems with turnout frog designs; Factors that contribute to the failure...
- TTCI identifies benefits of ECP brake add-ons.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Feb98, Vol. 199 Issue 2, p6
Reports that Transportation Technology Center Incorporated has came up with a $60 million dollars in perhaps-avoidable costs for its `problem size' quantification sampling exercise. Types of problems faced by the company.
- Notice of interest to the industry.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Aug98, Vol. 199 Issue 8, p74
Features the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) which was established by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Primary goal of the TTCI; Focus of the company's business policy.
- Electro-pneumatic brakes.
Carlson, Fred; Smith, Brian // Railway Age; Sep99, Vol. 200 Issue 9, p61
Reports on the performance-based specification for electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake systems being developed by Association of American Railroads' subsidiary Transportation Technology Center Inc. Goal of the development; When the specification development for radio-based ECP...
- Detecting failures before they occur.
Lovette, Mike; Dembosky, Mark // Railway Age; Feb2000, Vol. 201 Issue 2, p56
Focuses on Integrated Railway Remote Information System (IRRIS), a Web-based remote vehicle health monitoring system being developed by Transportation Technology Center Inc. to avoid service interruptions. Functionality of the IRRIS system; Information on the Event Notification System;...
- First Oregon Talgo heads for testing.
JOHNSTON, BOB // Trains; Feb2013, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p19
The article focuses on the testing and certification of Talgo Series 8 trainset by the Transportation Technology Center Inc. in Pueblo, Colorado. and BNSF Railway.
- Testing Completed For Corrugated HDPE Pipe In Shallow Cover Railroad Apps.
JOHNSTON, BOB // Underground Construction; May2010, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p6
The article reports on the completion of the testing for corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe by the Transportation Technology Center at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST) in Pueblo, Colorado.
- Asymmetric wheel flange wear: A new twist.
Tournay, Harry // Railway Age; May2011, Vol. 212 Issue 5, p38
The article discusses the solution developed by researchers of the Association of American Railroads, Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) for asymmetric wheel flange wear (AWFW). The researchers determined that hopper cars and coal gondola are reporting an increased incidence of wheel...
Tournay, Harry // Rail Business Intelligence; 1/13/2005, Issue 237, p2
Presents news briefs on the railroad industry in Great Britain as of January 13, 2005. Launch of a subsidiary company by the Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Cause of delays of trains in the East Coast Main Line in England; Merger of Fragonset Railways and Merlin Rail.
- Next: Real-world testing.
Welty, Gus // Railway Age; Feb98, Vol. 199 Issue 2, p35
Focuses on the three-piece truck, claimed as the successor to the `conventional' three-piece freight car truck. Developments on the three-piece truck at the Transportation Technology Center Incorporated (TTCI); Features of the three-piece truck; Actions taken by manufacturers in their attempt...
- TTCI goes global.
Reinschmidt, Albert; Rajkumar, Britto; Irani, Firdausi // Railway Age; Mar2002, Vol. 203 Issue 3, p25
Focuses on the assistance provided by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to international customers in achieving performance and productivity goals. Partnership of TTCI with Brazil's Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce Carajas Railway to implement heavier axle loads; Role of TTCI engineers in...
- Heavy metal.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Nov2008, Vol. 209 Issue 11, p33
The article focuses on a weld treatment study conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). The study is focused on improving thermite weld performance through two vibration-based treatments. The first method uses a low-frequency vibration applied to the rail adjacent to a thermite...
- Searching for safer tank cars.
Stone, Dan; Garcia, Greg; Smith, Keith // Railway Age; Jun2000, Vol. 201 Issue 6, p58
Announces that the Transportation Technology Center Inc. have evaluated nondestructive techniques authorized for use by the Code of Federal Regulations in the baseline inspections of railroad tank cars. Overview of the evaluation process; Impact of the evaluation of nondestructive techniques...
- Trackwork that takes a pounding.
Davis, David D.; Sawley, Kevin; Guillen, Don G. // Railway Age; Mar2001, Vol. 202 Issue 3, p48
Presents information on the high-stress bainitic steel for railroad tracks which was developed by Transportation Technology Center Inc. Research and tests to improve the performance of rail and frog steels; Advantages of bainitic steel in trackwork; Use of bainitic steel in several installations.
- A 'smart' FAST train.
Smith, Brian // Railway Age; Apr2001, Vol. 202 Issue 4, p62
Reports on the demonstration program being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. at its Facility for Accelerated Service Testing in 2001. Features of the integrated technology display installed in the trains; Information on the communications and sensor equipment; Onboard...
- Heavy-haul hammer test.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Apr2003, Vol. 204 Issue 4, p44
Reports on the collaboration of researchers at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. to conduct research on the wear and surface fatigue of rail steels handling high-tonnage freight cars. Factors that influence rail life; Goals of the research conducted at the University of Illinois on...
- Good stability or good steering?
Iler, Darrell; Walker, Russell // Railway Age; Apr2003, Vol. 204 Issue 4, p46
Focuses on the application of constant-contact side bearings for railroad trains. Track and modeling tests conducted by the Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Cars selected for both testing and modeling; Analysis of the test results.
- Can diamonds be forever?
Davis, David D.; Guillen, Don G.; Singh, Satya P.; Sasaoka, Charity D. // Railway Age; Aug2003, Vol. 204 Issue 8, p28
Focuses on the development of trackwork improvements for heavy haul service being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. as of August 2003. Impediment to the implementation of heavy axle load service and improvement of service reliability; Evaluation of the effects of flange bearing...
- A new twist on bad actors.
Tournay, Harry M.; Cummings, Scott; Lang, Ron // Railway Age; Feb2006, Vol. 207 Issue 2, p31
This article presents an update on analyses being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc., through the AAR Strategic Research Initiatives program, on wayside detector data and teardown inspections in the North American railroad industry, as of February 2006. The results of teardowns...
- Pueblo: Rail testing's ground zero.
Kube, Kathi // Trains; Sep2007, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p18
The article offers information on the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). The center was authorized by the High Speed Ground Transportation Act dated July 28, 1968. It opened in May 1971 primarily to test projects for the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration and Urban Mass...
- TTCI weighs in on TADS and TPDs.
Hawthorne, Keith L // Railway Age; Apr2004, Vol. 205 Issue 4, p56
Refutes the commentaries of Tom Canter on trackside acoustic detector system (TADS) and truck performance detectors (TPD) of the Transportation Technology Center Inc., published in the February 2004 issue of the periodical "Railway Age." Accuracy of TADS; Failure of TADS to detect defects;...
- Proactive and predictive.
Kalay, Semih; Guins, Tom; French, Peter // Railway Age; Jan2009, Vol. 210 Issue 1, p66
The article focuses on the condition-based freight car maintenance strategies being implemented by North American railroads and car owners to ensure that adverse vehicle conditions are identified and rectified. The strategies were developed under the leadership of the Association of American...
- A cold hard look at rail.
West, Lorie L. // Trains; Dec2009, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p16
The article presents information on various technologies developed to prevent rail-break derailments. Under the ultrasonic inspection technology, main lines with frequent, heavy-tonnage trains get inspected as many as five to seven times per year. Also, Italian company Tecnogamma SpA, in...
- INSIDE INDUSTRY.
West, Lorie L. // Railway Gazette International; Feb2005, Vol. 161 Issue 2, p101
The article presents news briefs on the railways industry as of February 2005. A company has been launched by Transportation Technology Center Inc. to handle engineering consultancy in Europe. Bokamoso Investments acquired shares in Timken Bearing Services South Africa. Skoda Holding has been...
- Consultants highlight efficiency savings.
West, Lorie L. // Rail Business Intelligence; 8/14/2003, Issue 204, p7
Reports on the work by LEK Consulting, Halcrow Group and Transportation Technology Center Inc. which suggests that improving efficiency could show savings on Network Rail's renewals and maintenance costs. Percentage of savings from improving railroad efficiency; Duration of the Control Period;...
- TTCI: Preventing rolling contact fatigue.
Wu, Huimin; Kalay, Semih // Railway Age; Feb2009, Vol. 210 Issue 2, p15
The article offers information on a wheel/rail contact interface management model (WKIMâ„¢) being developed by Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) under the AAR Strategic Research Initiatives Program. The WRIMâ„¢ model contains three software modules which include WRTOLâ„¢,...
- ROLLING CONTACT FATIGUE ROOT CAUSES.
TOURNAY, HARRY // Railway Age; Apr2014, Vol. 215 Issue 4, p55
The article discusses the findings of Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) as part of Association of American Railroads (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives Program, that include reduced high impact wheels (HIW) removals with self-steering trucks use compared to three-piece trucks. The...
- PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY.
TOURNAY, HARRY // Railway Age; Jan2005, Vol. 206 Issue 1, p76
Presents information on several business enterprises in the railroad industry in the U.S. Sharma & Associates Inc.; Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Railroad Industries Inc.; Cowin & Co. Inc.
- What's putting the brakes on ECP in the U.S.?
Luczak, Marybeth // Railway Age; Jan2004, Vol. 205 Issue 1, p69
Explains the hindrances in implementing electronically-controlled pneumatic brakes (ECP) in trains in the U. S. and Canada. Benefits of ECP-equipped trains; Comments from Fred Carlson of Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Details of the Chameleon emulation control valve, developed by...
- Testing and talking for technology.
Carlson, Norman // Trains; Jun2007, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p25
The article presents some of the highlights of the annual review tour at Pueblo, Colorado in March 2007 where Transportation Technology Center Inc. presented its latest research. The Joint Rail Conference was held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Rail Transportation...
- TURNING OUT GREAT TURNOUTS.
DAVIS, DAVID; JIMENEZ, RAFAEL // Railway Age; Apr2013, Vol. 214 Issue 4, p51
The article reports on the Continuous Main Line Rail Turnout prototype developed by Progress Rail Services, BNSF Railway and Transportation Technology Center, Inc. where diverging traffic is low speed and low volume. It says that the prototype was evaluated under a 39-ton axle load traffic at...
- The mystery of vertical split rims.
SWEENEY, STEVE // Trains; Jun2013, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p16
The article discusses the problem with vertical split rims of train wheels. It mentions that such defect has been baffling researchers as they have been wondering why the problem happens and how to solve it. It reveals that not more than 22 accidents were caused by split rims though 13 million...
- Special trackwork for special needs.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Aug2002, Vol. 203 Issue 8, p22
Focuses on the tests conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) and Norfolk Southern (NS) company related to crossing diamonds. Results of the preliminary tests on three prototypes at Facility for Accelerated Service Testing; Information on the tests conducted by NS to find...
- TTCI marks two milestones.
Judge, Tom // Railway Gazette International; Sep2007, Vol. 163 Issue 9, p539
The article focuses on Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), which celebrates two anniversaries in 2008. The two anniversaries include 10 years since TTCI was set up as a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) on January 1, 1998, and 25 years since the AAR took over...
- Composite bridge passes tough test.
Judge, Tom // Public Works; Apr2008, Vol. 139 Issue 4, p15
The article reports that Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI), a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, conducted a live load test of the world's first composite railroad bridge near Pueblo, Colorado. The eight hybrid-composite beams in the bridge's 30-foot span are made up...
- Charting the future of heavy haul.
Judge, Tom // Railway Gazette International; Aug2009, Vol. 165 Issue 8, p24
The article focuses on projects in North America that aim to refine heavy haul technology. Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TCI) vice-president of research & development, Semih Kalay described the projects during the International Heavy Haul Association's (IHHA) 9th Conference held in...
- Rolling beyond Class C.
Cummings, Scott; Kalay, Semih // Railway Age; Sep2009, Vol. 210 Issue 9, p54
This article examines the potential of high performance wheel steels to improve safety and extend service life of railroad trains. It relates the potential of high performance wheel steels to a Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) proposed by the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to...
- Searching for cracks in all the right places.
Carter, Daniel // Railway Age; Oct2008, Vol. 209 Issue 10, p14
The article reports that the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives Program instructed the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to identify nondestructive casting inspection techniques in the manufacturing, car shop, and railroad environment. TTCI...
Judge, Tom; Vantuono, William C. // Railway Age; May2009, Vol. 210 Issue 5, p35
The article focuses on wheel/rail interface design and management. According to a report published by AAR, Transportation Technology Center, Inc., and Railinc, the benefits of wheel/rail interface include savings, increased speeds and improved capacity. However, the report also indicated that...
- North America.
Judge, Tom; Vantuono, William C. // Railway Age; Jul2009, Vol. 210 Issue 7, p8
This section offers news briefs on the railroad industry in North America. The N-Viromotive 2GS-14B GenSet locomotives from National Railway Equipment Co. are being utilized to switch freight cars within the yards of CSX Transportation in New Jersey. It describes the function of the wireless...
- Premium trucks: Real-world test results.
Rownd, Ken; Iler, Darrell // Railway Age; Nov98, Vol. 199 Issue 11, p47
Presents information on the test conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. in partnership with TTX Company to show how ride quality improvements can be made to existing multi-level railcars. Advantages of the improvements to autorack suspensions; Purpose of the Association of American...
- The pride of Pueblo.
El-Sibaie, Magdy; Orth, Claire; Kalay, Semih // Railway Age; Mar99, Vol. 200 Issue 3, p57
Focuses on the research effort on safety-related technologies conducted by the United States Federal Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads subsidiary Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). Role played by the research effort in reducing train-accident rate in...
- Lubrication: How much is enough?
Reiff, Richard P.; Gage, Scott // Railway Age; May99, Vol. 200 Issue 5, p59
States that lubrication practices used by railroad companies to reduce rail friction, save energy and improve curving. Studies conducted by the Transportation Technology Center Inc. to determine the level of efficiency of various lubrication practices; Research being sponsored by the...
- ECP: A waiting game.
Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Jan2002, Vol. 203 Issue 1, p33
Reports on the research and testing done on electro-pneumatic braking systems by the railroad industry. Breaking system demonstration of the Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Brake tests conducted by Zeftron; Radio-based braking system of GE Transportation Systems.