Slab Track at Facility for Accelerated Service Testing: Performance and Serviceability

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc., with funding by the Portland Cement Association and the Federal Railroad Administration, documented the available records associated with the performance of the concrete slab track section in the High Tonnage Loop at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST) at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, CO. The concrete slab track section was retired in August 2014, after more than 10 years of satisfactory performance under heavy axle load train operations at FAST. The report provides the results of analysis and discussion of available maintenance and test records gathered during the slab track’s service life. It also includes a discussion about the visual inspection of the slab and fastening systems before and during demolition of the slab.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-18/02
  • Contract Numbers: DTFR53-11-D-00008 Task Order 352
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 9:33AM