THE CANADIAN NATIONAL: PART 1--WINNING AGAINST HEAVIER TRAFFIC, AXLE LOADS

Canadian National has upgraded its track structure, using welded rail almost exclusively and concrete ties on all sharp curves in heavy-traffic territory, and is relying on new equipment to install and maintain this trackage which is traversed by growing tonnages of trains consisting of high axle-load cars. CN has two sets of Track Laying System equipment which have lowered the cost of concrete tie and welded rail installation. Such mechanization has enabled CN to stabilize its m/w forces; a computer-based management information system has a vital role in assuring optimum productivity and economy in track maintenance.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22
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  • Accession Number: 00323234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM