DETERMINATION OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY EXPENSE VARIATION WITH VARIOUS TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND EFFECT OF USING SUCH VARIATIONS, IN TERMS OF EQUATED MILEAGE OR OTHER DERIVED FACTORS, FOR ALLOCATION OF AVAILABLE FUNDS TO MAINTENANCE OF WAY

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the characteristics of traffic and track and track maintenance costs. In this preliminary study a procedure was developed and checked in a general way against actual maintenance of way costs as reported by the C&O--B&O for the year 1966, with reasonable correlation. For general application it is believed that some further improvements can be made in the procedure that has been developed, to take into account the effect of climatic conditions on weed and brush control, of age of rail, etc. Extensive data are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Christianson, H B
  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 75-94
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 70
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1976 12:00AM