The objective of the paper is to define the design requirements for rapid transit crossties as compared with crossties for railroad services. In one section the importance of the transit crosstie is identified, the significant differences between the transit and railroad versions are compared, and the materials used for transit crossties are reviewed. In the second section the application of concrete ties to transit tracks is addressed. The specific requirements of tie design parameters, the rail fastening system, and other hardware were considered. In addition, installation methods and equipment, special applications, and factors that influence first cost and life-cycle costs were identified.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 30-36
  • Monograph Title: Rail papers - 1984
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  • Accession Number: 00391335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036739
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM