Burlington Northern has used a cable-laying machine to bury signaling and communications cables. Six cables were buried five feet deep along seven miles of main line. Five cables were buried along three miles of branch line. Static wire and cables were buried in 3,000 to 5,000 foot lengths. High voltage power lines parallel to the tracks were interfering with the railroad signals and communications. The ac induction into the tracks was dangerous. On the first pass, the cables are buried in the trench cut by the plow. Work train speed is one mile per hour. Plow operator and workmen on the reel car had radio contact with the locomotive engineer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-25
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1976 12:00AM