TIE TESTS: PRICE VS. COST
As test results on heavier axle loads are coming in, railroads may find that paying for premium materials at the start may be a better pay off in the long run than obtaining less expensive materials which may wear sooner and require maintenance more often. Taking into account heavier axle loads and the resulting stresses, railroads will need to be more attentive to the types of crossties they use, the fasteners that secure the ties and the kind of rail they choose to install.
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- Publication Date: 1990-6
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Axle load force; Costs; Loading and unloading; Rail (Railroads); Rail fasteners; Railroad ties; Stresses; Testing
- Old TRIS Terms: Heavy load; Rail stress
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00495374
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM