THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ICE LAYERS ON THE TAISHET-LENA RAILROAD

BOR'BA S NALEDIAMI NA ZHELEZNOI DOROGE TAISHET-LENA

The data encompasses the period of observation from 1947 to 1960 and includes materials from special research begun in 1958 with a view to illuminating peculiarities of the development of ice layers and their negative influence on railroad construction in bleak northerly conditions of East Siberia. Ice layers within the limits of the Taishet-Lena railroad are extensive. Over the research period 104 spots were noticed, although this figure had grown from 42 to 63 to the present number. They were distributed along the entire line, but the overwhelming majority were in the eastern half of the line. This was explained by the presence of specific physical geographical and geological conditions conducive to the development of ice formation processes. The basic ones are a bleak climate, the presence of insular perennial permafrost, the increase of the water bearing ability of the rocks, and a richness of exits for the sources of the subterranean waters onto the diurnal surface.

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

    Institute of Railway Transportation Engineers

    Novosibirsk,   USSR 
  • Authors:
    • Bol'shakov, S M
  • Publication Date: 1961

Language

  • Russian

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  • Accession Number: 00130261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 22 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM