EVALUATION OF STEEL TIE PERFORMANCE AT THE FACILITY FOR ACCELERATED SERVICE TESTING
The original construction of the FAST Track included a segment of steel ties, which remained in service from September to December 1976. A number of performance measurements were made during this period to determine the ability of the ties to maintain geometry, fastener strength, and lateral resistance. This report describes the performance of the steel ties in terms of these measurements. During the service period, problems developed with the steel ties, which included bending and cracking of the rail fastener tabs, rapid widening of track gage, and as much as six inches of lateral track shift.
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- Publication Date: 1980-9
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Building; Construction; Deflection; Facilities; Fasteners; Installation; Performance evaluations; Railroad ties; Steel
- Uncontrolled Terms: Lateral pressure
- Old TRIS Terms: Steel construction
- Subject Areas: Construction; Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00329082
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/TTC-80/06
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1654
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 21 2003 12:00AM