Cooperative agreements between the United States and the Eastern European countries of Poland, Hungary and Rumania provide for the exchange of technical research and operational railroad information. To obtain on site, as well as published information on topics of specific interest to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), a United States delegation visited the railroad research laboratories, spoke with railroad experts, and explored the railroad operational systems of these three countries. Initial evaluation of the numerous reports and observations resulting from this trip revealed that the information obtained was of interest not only to the FRA, but the U.S. railroad industry. Five major topics are discussed: Descriptions of Railroad Systems and Research Programs, Ballast Research, Lateral Resistance, Buckling of Track, and Tie practices are presented, followed by the current U.S. practices.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-81-58
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-9051
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2003 12:00AM