This report includes the design of seven research plans in the area of track and bridge maintenance. The railroad industry was surveyed to ascertain the maintenance problems of their greatest concern which lend themselves to resolution by research. The problems uncovered in the survey were ranked based upon the opinion of the industry and the following seven of the top ranked problem categories were selected for the development of research plans: I--Bridge Inspection, Rating and Evaluation of Remaining Life; II--Subgrade Stabilization and Improvement; III--Timber Cross Tie Rehabilitation and Disposal; IV--Special Trackwork Maintenance; V--Bolted Joints; VI--Ballast Fouling From External Sources; and VII--Switch Point Wear Limits.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Incorporated

    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10119

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wegenroth, R H
    • Clapp, H P
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/11
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-8071
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM