AAR Intermodal Interchange
Publications and documents
WHEEL RAIL MANAGEMENT
TTCI Introduces New Tools to Manage Wheel/Rail Interface, Increase Fuel Efficiency, and Extend Rail Life.
Wheel Rail Interface Management
Railroad wheels and rails are made of high strength steel. A steel wheel requires very little energy to roll on a steel rail; indeed, care must be taken that a car does not run away on level track on a windy day. This is because the wheel and rail deform very little under load, unlike a rubber tire rolling on asphalt...
Wheel Rail Profile Management SFK
Poor wheel/rail contact, particularly in curves, reduces the effective steering capacity of the cars negotiating these curves. This appreciably increases the rolling resistance of trains on curved track, significantly impacting fuel consumption, track forces, and wheel and rail wear...
Wheel Rail Contact Inspection System
TTCI has developed an automated wheel/rail contact inspection(WRCI™)system using the Track Loading Vehicle or existing track geometry measurement cars...
Friction Control SFK
In a study conducted by TTCI researchers, TTCI’s Train Energy Model was used to predict the energy savings over several revenue service routes on a western railroad using gage face (GF) and top of rail (TOR) friction control systems...
PUEBLO, Co. --The Transportation Technology Center Inc.’s (TTCI) primary function is to conduct thorough research on products that can help railroads operate more safely, reliably and efficiently... read more
PUEBLO, Co. -- A new Master of Science (MSE) degree in Engineering with emphasis areas in mechatronics and railroad engineering will be offered by Colorado State University-Pueblo beginning next fall... read more
Pueblo, Colo. Led by Principal Engineer Duane Otter.... read more..
TTCI receives UIC's Global Rail Research and Innovation Award for highest score in the category of "Rail Freight."
(Paris, 11 December 2012). The inaugural UIC Innovation and Railway Research Awards were held in Paris on 11 December, during celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of the International Union of Railways (UIC).
Pueblo, Colo. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Mark Udall are both lobbying congressional committees this month to guarantee that Pueblo's Transportation Technology Center, Inc., continues to get research funding in the 2013 federal budget...
Pueblo, Colo. TTCI was awarded the Export Achievement Certificate by the U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration for being an international leader in railroad technology, security, and testing...