Ballast compaction and the optimum means for achieving it were studied in an FRA-sponsored research program. It was found that both crib and shoulder compaction is beneficial, but that existing machines do not achieve the same results as traffic passing over the ballast. It is concluded that the full potential of ballast compaction and vibratory compactors has not yet been reached.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Technical Conference, AREA, held March 24-26, 1980, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Selig, E T
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 504-520
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 678
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM