WHAT BENEFITS FROM BALLAST COMPACTION?

An answer is sought through a research program undertaken jointly by the Federal Railroad Administration and five large railroads. A factor behind the undertaking is the reasoning that the disturbance of the ballast that takes place during a track-surfacing operation has the effect of diminishing the restraint offered by the ballast to lateral and longitudinal movement of the track.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM