This report covers a series of laboratory investigations into improved techniques for fastening rails to concrete railroad cross ties. Past experience with several fastening designs in North America had pointed out certain areas of deficiency. Several concepts were developed which were intended to improve this performance. The laboratory experiments were a first step in testing these concepts. Some of the designs and concepts tested were found to be ready for field testing while others demanded further development efforts. The tests included measurements of vertical, longitudinal and lateral rail restraint, electrical characteristics and stress determinations. The results are given in tabular and graphical form.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., Baltimore, Md.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chessie System

    2 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

    Baltimore & Ohio Building, 2 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201
  • Authors:
    • Way, GHJ
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RS-73-106-Phase 1 Final Rpt., FRA-ORD/D-76-13
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20015
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM