COMPACTED ASPHALTED BALLAST ON THE RHAETIAN RAILWAYS

The preparation of a solid base of rolled and asphalted gravel as a support for block concrete sleepers has been provided in Switzerland on the second track of the metre-gauge Rhaetian Railway line from Chur to Reichenau. Two 4-in. layers of rolled asphalted broken gravel were in turn spread and rolled, and on them were laid R.S.-type block-concrete sleepers carrying continuous-welded rails. Levelling was done by packing with a mixture of fine gravel and asphalt. The first cost of this track is stated to be little greater than that of conventional track.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1961-11-3

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  • Accession Number: 00040086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM