The stability of track is a serious problem for every railroad, especially since the introduction of welded rail. The primary concern of this paper is the behavior of track after trackwork has been carried out with particular regard to its geometry. Such work affects the resistance of track to all types of movement, both under traffic and induced by climatic conditions. The attention is directed at conventional track structures because too little is so far known about other types. It is concluded that a high standard of track geometry can only be maintained by lining machines; modern equipment can efficiently increase the lateral resistance of the ballast bed; and track stiffness can be increased with appropriate fasteners and new types of ties.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • Riessberger, K H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 797-811
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 75
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin No. 648
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1976 12:00AM