THE TRACK SUPERSTRUCTURE ON SOVIET UNION RAILWAYS

DER OBERBAU BEI DEN EISENBAHNEN DER USSR

The SZD carry over half of the world's total volume of freight traffic. The average density of traffic on electrified lines is 76 million gross tonnes per year; locomotive axle loads reach 27 tonnes, and the length of freight trains may be up to 2000 m. The lines are classified as "very heavy traffic" (50 million tonnes of freight a year)", "heavy traffic" (over 25 million tonnes), and "normal" (up to 25 million tonnes). For these categories, standard rails (R.50, 65, 75) are shown in tables and figures, together with wear allowances, shaping, temperature, compensation, length and transport. 70% of the tracks are laid on wooden sleepers, but laying on concrete sleepers is on the increase. The measurements of concrete sleepers are given, also those for superstructure on concrete slabs, test results, construction and maintenance costs. The organisation and direction of superstructure work are described, and an organisation chart for an automated district is shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Studiengesellschaft fuer Holzschwellenoberbau EV

    Waldstrasse 11
    5300 Bonn-Ippendorf,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Haferkorn, F G
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 32-56
  • Serial:
    • Holzschwelle
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 81
    • Publisher: Studiengesellschaft fuer Holzschwellenoberbau EV

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM