The selective method of track maintenance used throughout North America is called outdated and costly. Track renewal, or out-of-face, maintenance involves complete rehabilitation of the track structure in a single, continuous operation. This European technology, now used by 25 systems around the world, involves a series of machines that sled or clean ballast, change ties and rail, and line track in one continuous process. In addition to economic benefits, including incentives for installing concrete cross ties, there is improved track quality, improved worker safety, and enhanced utilization of both labor and equipment.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • BURNS, D R
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM