CONCRETE AND WOOD TIE TRACK PERFORMANCE THROUGH 150 MILLION GROSS TONS
This report has been prepared as part of the Improved Track Structures Research Program sponsored by the Office of Rail Safety Research of the Federal Railroad Administration. The report presents an evaluation of concrete and wood tie track performance from test data taken at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST). The primary purpose of this effort is to contribute to the establishment of the technical and economic feasibility of concrete cross ties in U.S. mainline service. The report neither proves nor disproves this feasibility, but a number of important problems in the design and application of concrete ties are identified.
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- Sponsored in part by Association of American Railroads, Washington, DC., and Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, CO. FAST Program.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Washington, DC United States 20590
Association of American Railroads50 F Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20001-1564
- DEAN, F E
- PRAUSE, R H
- Publication Date: 1980-3
- Pagination: 71 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Concrete; Concrete ties; Construction scheduling; Creep; Dislocation (Geology); Durability; Loads; Maintenance; Measurement; Performance evaluations; Rail fasteners; Railroad ties; Railroad tracks; Stiffness; Tie pads; Wood; Wood ties
- Old TRIS Terms: Fast track; Track structures; Wooden cross ties
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00313968
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/TTC-80/02 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1044
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM