Contruction at British Rail's research center consists of 9-in. asphalt base on which rails are supported by prestressed concrete beams and transverse bearing members. The work is a cooperative effort of British Rail's Research & Development Division and Esso Petroleum's Research Center. Asphalt can be subjected to traffic loading within a few hours of laying, unlike concrete slabs which require much longer curing before they can be used in service. Asphalt-based track might prove suitable for track replacement where services can only be interrupted for a short time. The site has been exhaustively instrumented to determine stresses and deflection.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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  • Accession Number: 00095679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM