Track Runner

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Description: A small unit that runs ahead of a train to monitor the tracks for track damage or danger.

This unit would run far enough in front of the train to alert the train of any danger and allow it to stop.

The “Track Runner” would be equipped with a camera and sensors in the wheels to detect problems and others sensors that would inspect the track condition. It would be a great device to detect terror attacks.

The “Track Runner” could also alert the train of any crossings problems. This would provide a greater degree of protection for the rail system.

The “Track Runner” could be powered by electric or a small diesel engine.

Equipment aboard the “Track Runner”:
Audible warning system such as horn and or siren
Sensors that can monitor the track condition
Loud speaker system and microphone to provide
communication with people and the train.

A conceptual drawing can be supplied upon request.


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  • Name:
    Teresa Blackwood
  • Type of entry:
    Team members:
    Teresa Blackwood
    William Henry
    Rick Riggle
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