Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) contracted with Amtrak to use Amtrak's Track Laying Machine (TLM) for renewal of 14 miles of wooden cross tie track, recycling all the ties possible and installing continuous welded rail. Weekend night-time operation of TLM installed about 4000 cross ties per week and was scheduled to assure that the double track route would be available for full rush-hour weekday commuter operation. Cross ties removed were processed at Amtrak's recycling plant in New Jersey where usable ties were plugged, preservative-treated in plate-seat areas and drilled for installation of the Pandrol direct-fixation fastening system. Other track rehabilitation was also part of the contract. It was shown that economy, achieved by cascading track components, can be combined with the benefits of total track renewal.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1985-3

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00395251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM