MAJOR M/W ACTIVITIES TO STAY AT HIGH LEVEL IN 1973

The Class 1 railroads laid 685,000 tons of new rail in renewal in 1972, which is 6.5% higher than the 643,321 tons laid in 1971. Although renewal of ties represented a decline of 4.8% compared to 1971, tie renewal for 1972 exceeded 20 million for only the second time in 15 years. Looking ahead to the next 12 months, it is estimated that the Class 1 railroads will install 730,000 short tons of new rails in existing track in 1973, which will be an increase of 45,000 tons, or 6.6% compared to 1972. The estimate of tie renewal in the Class 1 railroads is that 19,500,000 new crossties will be installed in existing tracks in 1973, which is a reduction of 900,000 ties, or 4.4% compared with 1972. The question of whether, and to what extent, M/W activities are being influenced today by the FRA Track Safety Standards, is answered by "not much". The fact is that railroad management has become convinced of the need to spend more on the tracks and structures.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 22-23
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1976 12:00AM