UNSTABLE TRACK: CAUSES AND CURES

The effectiveness of ballast is of prime importance to the stability of track. Burlington Northern has found there are four main factors affecting the durability of ballast. Continuous welded rail is the most significant development. In addition, the quality of the ballast, the condition of the sub-grade and the compactions of the ballast all affect the condition of the track.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00084924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1976 12:00AM