BALLAST

Asphalt treatments of ballast were applied to nine different locations on the Santa Fe Railroad and to one location on the Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway. Deficiencies of equipment were remedied, but the equipment still had only a potential of five miles per day. Quantities of both asphalt and cover for a project were dependent on the gradation and tightness of the track ballast. The finer graded materials required less. Sufficient time had not elapsed since treatment to permit a complete appraisal of the possible benefits. However, it was reported that the treatment did alleviate much of the chronic trouble spots in selected locations, and that the life of the ties appeared to be increased.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

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

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 715-725
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 61
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM