SHORT LINE UPGRADES WITH EXTRA-TIGHT RAIL JOINTS

Michigan's Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway, which now operates 44 miles of former Conrail trackage, has undertaken upgrading of its track structure by lock-bolting its jointed rail, replacing all conventional track bolts. Because the resulting track functions as welded rail (at one third the cost), it is now necessary to box-anchor ties and install heavy ballast. The short line has also rebuilt grade crossings and installed solar-powered crossing protection devices.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 43
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  • Accession Number: 00312409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM