CRISIS IN CROSSTIES: SUPPLY SQUEEZE AND NEED FOR HIGHER TRACK STANDARDS STEPS UP CONCERN ABOUT THE CROSSTIE ITSELF

A crisis in crossties that occurred in 1973 gives all indication of carrying over into 1974. Shortages of wood ties in 1973 was the cause of valuable time being lost in either track maintenance or catching up on deferred maintenance. Supply squeeze and need for higher track standards steps up concern about the crosstie itself. Alternatives are considered such as concrete ties, laminated particle board ties and steel ties.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00054658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM