SPECIAL TYPES OF BALLAST

Observations made and data obtained from the Santa Fe Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad concerning their work in treatment of ballast and roadway sections are presented. This work was done principally for the prevention of ballast fouling and control of drifting sand. An application of asphalt and surplus oil was made to control drifting sand over the track. Penetration for both the asphalt and oil averaged 3/4 inch. Results were very satisfactory. The ballast treatment prevented fouling of the ballast and road way treatment provided a smooth surface permitting wind-blown sands to sweep across the track with very little drifting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1958

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 826-835
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 59
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM