Many track engineers believe that present conventional track is inadequate for today's heavy fast trains, a new track research laboratory is being built in Chicago to test such track components as ballast, subgrade and fittings and to investigate maintenance practices, wheel loading and track stability. In addition, the Sante Fe has built a test section into its main line to study eight different types of track structures. The following article describes the development of the concrete tie and discusses its success in several sites in North America.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 47-51
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1976 12:00AM