SERVICE PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMICS OF 78-FT RAIL

The service performance and economics of 78-ft rail are presented. Seventeen installations are tabulated as to length of track, weight of rail, type of traffic, annual gross tons, train speeds, type of ballast, and subgrade conditions. Labor cost of laying a 78-ft rail is comparable to that of laying 39-ft rail. Annual maintenance savings of 78-ft rail over 39-ft rail are indicated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1952

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 942-943
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 53
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM