The U.S. railroad equipment and technology in 1940 and 1953 are compared. Rail usage in 1953 was declining due to highway and air competition. The types of locomotives in use in both years are compared. American track design is compared to British technology. Closer spacing of ties in the U.S. allows the track to carry heavier axle loads; however, ballast maintenance is more expensive due to the spacing. The C.T.C. signaling installations are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1955-6-24

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  • Accession Number: 00039642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM