An interview with R. M. Brown, chief engineer of Union Pacific, examines track components, machinery and maintenance. He observes that U. S. railroads have made great progress in improving track conditions over the past decade; that despite progress in track maintenance machinery there is need for units capable of working off track; and that while no change is necessary in basic track technology, track components will have to be more rugged with particular attention given to rail metallurgy. Brown also discusses geotextiles, UP's increased line capacity, use of German rail on curves, the effect of high-capacity cars and personnel problems.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Shedd, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 44-48
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  • Accession Number: 00319924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM