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Troubleshooting and Performing Diagnostics on Amtrak’s ACSES System Using PHW’s Inc. ACSESView Software

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Lamont B. Ward

National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Long Island City, NY

Paper No. JRC2009-63031, pp. 275-296; 22 pages
  • 2009 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2009 Joint Rail Conference
  • Pueblo, Colorado, USA, March 4–5, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4338-3 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3842-6
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


The Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) is a positive train control system used on Amtrak’s North East Corridor (NEC) developed by PHW, Inc. To perform maintenance activities, the system can be downloaded from the On Board Computer (OBC) and the events can be displayed on a laptop using the ACSESView software. This paper will present how the software is used by maintenance personnel and engineers to troubleshoot and maintain the system.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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