ECONOMICS OF RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE. REPORT OF COMMITTEE 22--DETERMINE THE ECONOMICS OF WORK EQUIPMENT VS. SMALL MACHINES OR HAND LABOR IN TIE RENEWALS

A survey of 14 railroads showed that 81.5 percent of all ties are inserted by mechanized gangs, 3.9 percent by undertrack plows, 1.7 percent by various track undercutters, and 12.9 percent by other manual or mechanized means. Total cost of tie insertion is more than twice as high when done by hand or small machines. While well-organized mechanized gangs are much more efficient, savings are maximized only by diligent supervision to assure adequate on-track time. If such occupancy becomes less than one hour, well organized hand insertion of ties using small machines proves more economical.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 248-255
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 82
    • Issue Number: 681
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM