A six-man tour sponsored by the Department of Transportation made an 11-day tour of Soviet railroads to give them a look at track problems and practices in the USSR. In this first of two installments, the team of engineers and researchers reports on use of concrete ties and continuous welded rail. Track practices are largely determined by the heavy traffic densities of major routes. The goal is to do as much maintenance work in the shortest possible time, achieved by going to massive, high-production machines wherever possible. Much use is made of prefabricated track panels to speed this process. Various specialized machines are described.

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    • See also RRIS #072568.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Pagination: p. 20-25
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  • Accession Number: 00072471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM