With its contract to purchase 1.5 million concrete cross ties in five years, Canadian National is past the experimental stage of work with such track structures. Criteria have been established to determine which segments should be relaid with concrete or wood and efforts are now being made to mechanize the process of tie replacement as part of the complete track renewal operation. The Canron P811 track renewal train is proving more effective than the gantries and beam running on rails set to 3-m gauge previously used to handle track in 23.8-m panels.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CANN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00172626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM