Electronic detection and monitoring systems started over 40 years ago with simple hot box and dragging equipment detectors. Today, there is a wide array of choices available to inspect and monitor conditions on track and roadbeds, locomotives and vehicles on trains.
Attend this webcast for an overview of user benefits and application examples of various systems, many of which provide data management and data base systems for the user to track and query data, and provide instant alerts if dangerous conditions are found.
- Understand the development of electronic detection and monitoring systems through the last four decades
- Review the range of choices available for inspection and monitoring
- Learn about applications as they relate to track and roadbed, locomotive, vehicle mounted systems and wayside detectors
*Please note: This webcast will not delve into the detection aspects of many of the current PTC systems, or other signal systems under development.
Attendance is free, but space is limited.
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Wolf Railway Consulting, LLC
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The accurate determination of derailment causes, and the prevention of recurrences, has been the driving passion of Gary Wolf's railroad life for the past 37 years. He has taken part in the investigation of over 4000 individual derailments, and has been the lead investigator on numerous high profile derailments. His derailment investigation and training work has carried him to every continent except Antarctica and every type of rail system from Class 1 heavy haul, transit, and narrow gauge underground coal haulers. Gary has presented over 100 technical papers and articles dealing with derailments and track/train dynamic issues. He is a member of the ASME Rail Transport Division General Committee, AREMA, The Air Brake Association, and was elected President of the International Railway Operating Officers Association for 2005-06. In addition, Gary served on numerous AAR committees during the Track/Train Dynamics research program of the 70s and 80s.
Gary Wolf received a BS Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and a MS from Georgia Tech. He began his railroad career in 1970 in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. with Southern Railway. In 1976 he was appointed to a new position as a track/train dynamics engineer in Southern's Operation Research Department. At this time he became responsible for the study and analysis of Train derailments and accident investigations, Track/train dynamic Studies, New locomotive and car technologies, and Rail Capacity Studies. In 1987 he left Norfolk Southern and founded Rail Sciences Inc. For the past 25+ years he has been president of Rail Sciences. In 2010 Rail Sciences was acquired by TUV-Rheinland, a German based Engineering and Testing firm, with a global rail practice.
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