THE CONCRETE TIE AND OPTIMUM TRACK

The Santa Fe Railway has installed a concrete tie test section near Streator, Illinois. The company is testing two types of ties and three types of rail clips. The track has continuous welded rail. It carries about 20 million gross tons of traffic annually, with train speeds up to 79 mph. Certain ties have 18 strain gauges permanently installed to record tie and track performance.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00095235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1976 12:00AM