This report of AREA Committee 3 involves statistics on tie renewals and average tie costs for 1974 as compiled by the Economics and Finance Department of AAR. The details are given in tabular form. Along with conclusions about the rates at which Eastern, Southern and Western railroads inserted ties, it is shown that the "indicated" wooden tie life for all U.S. Class I railroads is 47 years. The average cost of ties increased by 43% from 1973 to 1974. There was only an increase of 5% in tie renewals in 1974. The average number of concrete ties inserted was the same in both years but the tie cost went up 44%.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Advance Report of AREA Committee 3--Ties and Wood Preservation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-23
  • Serial:
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: AREA Bulletin
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bul 654 Proc V77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM