OUR TOUGHEST NEW-LINE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The chief engineer of the Norfolk & Western describes the $53-million line relocation along the Guyandot River in West Virginia necessitated by construction of the R. D. Bailey flood-control lake by the U.S. Army Engineers. N&W abandoned 27.6 miles of track and constructed 32.2 miles of new trackage. The railroad opted to use welded rail in the new line. Details of the construction of four concrete-lined tunnels and 14 concrete-and-steel bridges are given, along with information on the construction of the roadbed and the tracklaying.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-Ninth Annual Convention of the American Railway Bridge & Building Association, held at Chicago, Illinois, October 1-3, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Bridge & Building Association

    18154 Harwood Avenue
    Homewood, IL  USA  60430
  • Authors:
    • Durham Jr, L A
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00096564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM