Reasons why railway tracks get weathered away or broken.
Railway tracks are the backbone of the railway system infrastructure. Most of the accidents and derailments occur due to mechanical failure of wheels, broken tracks, operational errors etc. Lack of periodic maintenance, issues in substructure or superstructure of tracks, rail profile and inclination, bogie damping, vehicle speed, stiffness of bogie, axle load etc. are some of the causes that are responsible for rail wear and tear. I have designed a fishbone template following the principles of Ishikawa’s fishbone diagram which is simple and well structured.
Rail Wear and Tear
You can reuse this fishbone template to analyze the root causes for your own specific purpose. It is a methodical way to arrange the parent causes of any problems hierarchically with their child or sub-causes.
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