BALLAST

The condition of asphalt-ballast and bridge-deck-treated sections on various railroads was evaluated. The treatments were over one and two years old at the time of the evaluation. Asphalt ballast treatment did not correct soft track or foul ballast conditions. The track must be up to a high standard at the time of treatment. The sections where the surface drained laterally were in better condition. Asphalt treatments appear to be of appreciable assistance in maintaining line and surface. The coverage of the ties, plates and waterproofing of open checks and splits can provide definite extension of tie life. This also holds for bridge ties and timbers. The coverage of track fittings and base of rail should be beneficial in corrosion reduction. There is also a possible increase in anchoring efficiency.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1962-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 593-596
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 63 N
    • Issue Number: 570
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM