This book presents the following reports: (1) New government standards for upper track structure elements; (2) Rails for especially load-stressed and fast lines; (3) Optimal correlation of the mechanical properties of the elements of the upper track structure; (4) New types of rail fastenings for concrete rail ties -- fundamental characteristics; (5) The problem of vertical stability of rail fastenings; (6) New standards for ballast materials; (7) Asbestos ballast and its application -- technical conditions and requirements; (8) The establishment of criteria of the durability of rail, steel and the choice of a method for its definition; (9) The peculiarities of operation of the subgrade surface during the spring thawing of soil; (10) Analysis of the durability of the track, taking into account the intensity of its utilization; (11) Contemporary constructions of switches and their operation under rolling load; (12) New types of wooden squared switch ties and their operation during shunting; finally, (13) The principles of definition of the durability of the track taking into account the intensity of its utilization.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract only is available in English, original untranslated as of November 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    All-Union Labor Red Banner Railway Research Inst

    USSR Ministry of Railways
    Moscow B-174,   USSR 
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • Russian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 208 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 501 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM