Kansas City Southern has in service about 78,000 prestressed concrete ties that have been interspersed with wood ties. Old wood ties are pushed out of track by Fairmont Tie Remover. Installation practice is based on a spacing for the concrete ties of 29-1/4 in. center to center. The concrete tie Model 4 GH used by the Kansas City Southern-Louisiana & Arkansas is 8 ft 6 in. long and is trapezoidal in cross section, with a top width at the rail seat of 9 in. and a base width of 12 in. It has a flat base for its full length. The depth at the rail seat is 7 in.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-8-10

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  • Accession Number: 00046935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM