Illinois Central Gulf is restoring elasticity and strength to sections of track damaged by the action of heavy high-speed traffic. Upward action of subgrade material reduces ability of ballast to distribute loads, causing deterioration of track quality. Problem is particularly severe on sections with poor drainage and abundance of mud. Three such sections are currently being rehabilitated. ICG is using new machines - Plasser combination undercutter and battast cleaner, and Tamper vibratory crib and shoulder compactor. Results have been good and an added feature is the relatively low cost.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM