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CRASH ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Program that will work to minimize the impact of collisions on the passenger compartments of trains.

CRASHWORTHINESS

The capability of a vehicle to act as a protective container and energy absorber under impact conditions. (TRB)

CRITICAL FAILURE

A failure which could result in major injury or fatality to people or which could result in major damage to any system or loss of critical function.

CROSSBUCK

A sign in an “X” formation witH the words “RAILROAD CROSSING”