To offset the increased cost of laying welded as compared with bolted rail ($1000/mi) important savings are being effected. The first is in general track surfacing work. The initial 5-1/2 miles of Elgin Joliet and Eastern Railroad welded track, laid in 1943, will not require general surfacing for another two or three years yet, though it carries 20,000,000 gross tons of traffic annually; in the normal course it would need general surfacing every seven years, and joint surfacing, now no longer needed, at much shorter intervals. Also, construction methods, maintenance benefits and costs are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1951-8-24

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  • Accession Number: 00039589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM