The ballast must be cleaned periodically. This is done manually by shovelling out the dirty ballast and throwing it back with a fork designed to hold only the larger pieces, leaving behind the dirt and small ballast. The aim is to clean all ballast once in every 10 years, but this operation tends to augment the heaps of lineside dirt, which in the course of time fill up the paths and cesses alongside the ballast edge. The aim is to get a cess which wherever possible will be 3 ft. wide outside the ballast edge and about 9 inch below underside of sleeper level.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-9-28

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  • Accession Number: 00039962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM