NEW CONCRETE-TIE SERVICE TEST FOR THE SANTA FE

Since late in 1974, Santa Fe trains have been operating over a concrete-tie test section which is reported to represent the latest in concrete-tie technology as learned from previous test sections on this road and from other sources. Two types of ties and several types of fastenings were used in a segment of the mainline in Illinois. Special attention was given to providing a subgrade and ballast bed which would give maximum support to the ties which will be subjected to 20 million gross tons annually with trains operating at up to 79 mph.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Weber, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 32-34
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1976 12:00AM