Major Component Testing Laboratory

Partnered with laboratories, such as CTL Group, and with capabilities at the TTC, ENSCO can provide track and rolling stock component testing capabilities in accordance with AAR and AREMA standards and guidelines.

Component Testing at a Glance

Facilities

  • Large lab space and material handling ability to handle large components such as bolsters, side frames, passenger truck frames, and crossties (sleepers)
  • State-of-the-art servo-hydraulic testing equipment

Capabilities

  • Static and fatigue testing of bolsters and side frames
  • Friction wedge testing
  • Polymer, composite, steel, wood, and concrete crosstie (sleeper) testing
  • Rail, weld, and joint bend testing

Capabilities

TTC At A Glance

  • High Tonnage Loop
  • Rail Transit Track Loop
  • Transit Test Track
  • Wheel Rail Mechanism Loop
  • Tight Turn Loop
  • Precision Geometry Slab Track
  • Vertical Wall for Impact Testing
  • Underground Test Tunnel
  • Passenger-Rail Services Building
  • Transit Maintenance Building
  • Urban Rail Building
  • Wheel Trueing Machine
  • Drop Table
  • Cranes, Jacks, Floor Pits,
  • Overhead Wire and Third Rail with Adjustable Voltage
  • Office space, shop space, and tracks available for long term use to support  onsite testing
  • Provided services to support long term rail vehicle storage including rolling stock maintenance support and car movement services
  • Support staff to aid in rolling stock maintenance and testing
  • New locomotive, freight car, and passenger car testing (homologation)
  • Accelerated service testing of rolling stock and track components
  • Impact testing of railway vehicles including tank cars and passenger cars