During the past 20 years there has been a marked decline in the quality of tracks expecially among the bankrupt railways. On the basis of a 37-year tie life, a railroad should install 80-90 ties per mile per year. Yet in 1972 PC installed 61. The Southern Railway presently has one of the best track maintenance programs in the U.S. and one of the highest maintenance-of-way ratios (percentage of operating revenue devoted to M/W. work) at 16.9. Continuous welded rail is also an important M/W project on the Southern. These programs typify the Southern as the prosperous railway of the South, Southwest and West.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM