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 CorporationP.O. Box 350
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- Railway Track and Structures
- Volume: 70
- Issue Number: 2
- Publisher: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
- ISSN: 0033-9016
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Compaction; Maintenance of way; Railroad tracks; Research projects; Soil compaction
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast; Research programs
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00052090
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM