SANTA FE SETS SERIVCE TEST OF RECONSTITUTED TIE

Santa Fe is investigating a process for reconstituting ties, utilizing pieces of and entire ties which have been removed from track and can no longer be burned or left along the right-of-way. Ties are processed through chipping machines in the field and are delivered to the plant for reconstitution. Inorganic materials are removed, the chips are washed and dried if necessary, and the material is reduced to fibers for reconstitution. The fibers are mixed with resins and molded into a conventional ties configuration but supplemented with a steel reinforcement. Santa Fe plans to install the ties in track where traffic amounts of up to 10 million tons annually.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1976 12:00AM