ENGINEERS DESIGN RAILROAD FROM HELL

The article briefly describes the designing of a twisting, curving, climbing section of track for Baltimore's new light rail system that maneuvers a maze of highway overpases, tunnels and roads. The lowest level of the 1,200-foot section is a tunnel accommodating Amtrak, the primary East Coast passenger rail line. Above is the 6-lane Jones Falls Expressway, the city's major highway to the northern suburbs. In between, engineers had to clear overpasses and avoid interfering with another railroad right of way, CSX's main freight route to Philadelphia. These and other higlights of the design are described.

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  • Publication Date: 1992-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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  • Accession Number: 00621848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM