STATE OF THE ART ON RAILROAD-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING SURFACES

An attempt is made to provide a summary of the latest available information on physical characteristics, riding quality, and relative costs of the various types of surfacing materials used at railroad-highway grade crossings. The crossing surface types considered are: bituminous, full wood plant, sectional treated timber, concrete slab, concrete pavement, steel-reinforced rubber panels, metal sections, and unconsolidated. Emphasis is given to the nesessity for proper preparation of the track structure and good drainage of the subgrade.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hedley, W J
  • Publication Date: 1973-11-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept No N5120.1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM