Dissemination of Results

The RGHRP’s publications and new developments, including monitoring technology, are in the public domain and hence available to Canada’s consulting engineering community for use on national and/or international projects, helping to maintain Canada’s role in engineering excellence. It also provides Canada with an international stature and focus for knowledge and technology transfer between nations that would otherwise not exist.

Fifteen (15) workshops have been held over the course of Phase I through III in order to share the progress of the research with participants, industry stakeholders and sponsors. The proceedings of the workshops have been published on CD-ROM. A detailed summary of all of the reports, papers and theses are also available. For more information on obtaining a CD or for obtaining specific report, please refer to our Contact Us Page.

  1. Surficial geology and monitoring of the Ripley Slide, near Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, 2014. (GeoScan, search under “Open File 7531”)
  2. Geophysical Data Collection: Electro-Magnetic Survey (EM) at Ripley Landslide, Ashcroft, BC, Tetra Tech EBA Inc., March 2014. RDIMS 9263456 (Report)
  3. Geophysical Data Collection: Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) at Ripley Landslide, Ashcroft, BC, Tetra Tech EBA Inc., March 2014. RDIMS 9263472 (Report)
  4. Geophysical Data Collection: Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPR) at Ripley Landslide, Ashcroft, BC, Tetra Tech EBA Inc., March 2014. RDIMS 9263481 (Report)
  5. Geophysical Data Collection: Seismic Survey at Ripley Landslide, Ashcroft, BC, Tetra Tech EBA Inc., March 2014. RDIMS 9263486 (Report)
  6. Proceedings of the Eleventh Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Montreal, Quebec, December 2013 (CD-ROM)
  7. Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, December 2012 (CD-ROM)
  8. Railway Ballast Durability Assessment, Queen’s University, October 2012. TP 15241E (Report)
  9. Ashcroft Thompson River Landslides Evaluation of Factors Influencing Risks of Landslide Hazard – Phase 1, Data Gap Analysis, Stakeholder Workshop Report and Phase 2 Plan, BGC Engineering Inc., March 2012. TP 15191E (Report)
  10. Landslide Susceptibility in Sensitive Clay in Eastern Canada, BGC Engineering Inc., March 2012. TP 15220E (Report)
  11. Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Ottawa, Ontario, December 2011. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  12. Railway Ground Hazard Research Program Phase 2 Research Plan, Transport Canada, May 2011. TP 15246E (Report)
  13. Lidar Accuracy Evaluation for Rockmass Characterization, Queen’s University, March 2011. TP 15252E (Report)
  14. Transport Canada – Summer Institutes and Courses Program, Harrap Geosciences, March 2011. TP 15251E (Report)
  15. Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Queen’s University, December 2010. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  16. Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Calgary, Alberta, December 2009. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  17. Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Montreal, Quebec, December 2008. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  18. Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, University of Alberta, December 2007. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  19. Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, University of Alberta, December 2006. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  20. Ground penetrating radar investigation of ballast on the CN and CP rail lines near Ashcroft, British Columbia, Associated Mining Consultants Ltd., June 2006. TP 14607E (Report)
  21. Listening for rockfalls – Microseismic technology may help railways better detect rockfalls at a distance/À l’écoute des éboulements – Grâce à la technologie sismique, les chemins de fer pourront détecter les éboulements à distance, R&D Update/Actualités R&D, volume 17, no. 1, Transportation Development Centre/Centre de développement des transports, July/juillet 2007. TP 10913
  22. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) – Survey of CN rail track near Yale, British Columbia, Terrapoint Canada Inc., October 2005. TP 14538E (Report)
  23. Natural rail hazards – Detection technology evaluation, MIRARCO, Geomechanics Research Centre, December 2004. TP 14537E (Report)
  24. Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, University of Alberta, December 2005. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  25. Service testing of the Resco steered frame freight car truck on the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and comparisons with standard and premium three-piece trucks, Resco Engineering, October 2006. TP 14632E (Report)
  26. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, Queen’s University, February 2005. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  27. Railway Ground Hazard Research Program/Programme de recherche sur les risques géologiques en transport ferroviaire, R&D Update/Actualités R&D, volume 15, no. 1, Transportation Development Centre/Centre de développement des transports, April/avril 2005. TP 10913
  28. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Railway Ground Hazard Research, University of Alberta, April 2004. TP 14499E (CD-ROM)
  29. Railway rockfall electromagnetic field disturbance system development and test results, Canadian Pacific Railway, 2002. TP 13928E (Report)
  30. Workshop on slide and washout hazards: Managing natural risks on railways – Proceedings/Atelier sur les risques de glissement de terrain et de ravinement: Gestion des risques naturels sur les voies ferrées – Compte rendu, Transportation Development Centre/Centre de développement des transports, May/mai 2002. TP 14053 (CD-ROM)