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Research activity for the introduction of the “Long Locomotive” braking arrangement


The workgroup n°6 (Freight trains

composition) of the ITALCERTIFER committee, has

worked on a series of activities concerning the optimization

of freight train compositions. In this paper are

presented the simulations with some relative results

performed by University of Florence in cooperation

with other project partners. The results of this activity,

coordinated by RFI-CESIFER have been used to emanate

the 20/07 rule of RFI (“Modifiche alla Prefazione

Generale all’Orario di Servizio”) which modify the composition

rules of freight train on the Italian Railways

from a braking viewpoint.

  • Ottobre
Num. 10
Pag. 833