NW FINDS GOOD TRACK PAYS OFF AT THE BOTTOM LINE

Norfolk and Western has long emphasized high track standards and sustained level of m/w expenditures which permits programmed investment in machines, material and manpower. With 60 percent of its traffic being coal and much of this in mountain territory, NW track structures must be rugged and remain that way. Policies on rail, rail fasteners, ties and ballast are described. NW strives constantly to increase productivity, aided by a computerized management information system. Much of the planning is based on regular track inspections which vary in their levels of sophistication.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-10

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-22
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  • Accession Number: 00311422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM