Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Rail Yard Noise Measurement Data: Appendix B to Background Document for Proposed Revision to Rail Carrier Noise Emission Regulation.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-550/9-79-207B;
Stock Number PB83-138602
Additional Subjects Railroads ; Noise pollution ; Acoustic measurement ; Urban areas ; Railroad cars ; Locomotives ; Sound level meters ; Regulations ; Noise sources ; Railyards ; Sound levels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-138602 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 413p
In order to document the noise exposure in the vicinity of a variety of rail yards, noise measurements were obtained at each of the yards. The measurements were conducted over a period of one to two days at each of three locations at each yard. Measurement locations were selected so that the noise of rail yard activities would dominate the noise environment at one or more of the locations for each yard. The remaining locations were selected where the noise of mainline operations, and/or the noise of other noise sources within the community combines with the noise of rail yard activities; the noise measurements at these locations provide information on the difficulty of segregating the noise of rail yard activities from other noise sources at a community measurement location.