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Title:Assessment of Rail Flaw Inspection Data
Authors:Brandon D. Jeffrey and M.L. Peterson
University:Colorado State University
Publication Date:Sep 1999
Report #:MPC-99-106
Project #:MPC-142
TRID #:00770394
Keywords:defects, evaluation, flaw detection, railroads, railroad tracks
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications



Six major railroads provided the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) with defective rail that had been removed from service. The rail, which contained a variety of defects, was placed into a gauntlet track at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). This paper is the assessment of those six evaluations at the Railflaw Detection Test Facility (RDTF).

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