Report is made of a test with a panel of dummy track to measure the force required to move ties in the ballast with four arrangements of rail anchors. Purpose of the test is to determine the magnitude of the forces transmitted from the rail anchors to the ties that were required to move the ties in the ballast, the forces being applied by jacking the rails of a panel of track longitudinally. It is noted that the more accurate comparison of the four methods of rail anchorage occurs when the tie plates are omitted, reducing the frictional forces and eliminating the variations that could be caused in the binding action of the tie plate shoulders on the unanchored ties. Test results are chiefly of academic interest since ballast has not been compacted by traffic, but they do show the superior and the least efficient methods studied.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 645-647
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 50
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM