PANELIZED STEEL-TIE TRACK FILLS A NEED ON THIS PROJECT

The construction of a six-mile in-plant railroad serving the Tilden iron-ore mine and pelletizing plant near Ishpeming, Mich., was accomplished with all-steel panelized track. A total of 845 pre-assembled steel-tie track panels and 16 all-steel turnouts were used. The panelized track concept was credited with not only maintaining the original construction schedule, but also staying within budget estimates. While the original cost was in excess of that for the same amount of trackage on wood ties, savings in construction labor and time were achieved. It is expected that maintainance will also be lower.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 28-29
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM