METHODS OF RETARDING THE MECHANICAL WEAR OF TIES INCLUDING STABILIZATION OF WOOD, AND THE SPLITTING OF CROSS AND SWITCH TIES

Work on the effectiveness of anti-splitting devices for the reduction of splitting in cross ties conducted by the AAR Research Staff was summarized. A cooperative test with the Erie Railroad was under way in which 400 ties were seasoned 18 months, treated, and put into track in July 1959. The ties, all good quality mixed red and white oak, had various devices applied to them. A control group was without devices. A schedule of work planned for 1960 was provided, and no conclusions were drawn.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1960

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 412-413
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 61
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM