POST-MORTEM SET FOR THE KANSAS TEST TRACK

Problems developed almost immediately after this 8000-ft experimental section was placed in service in 1973. The early problems centered in the anchorages for the fastenings in test sections built with concrete slabs and longitudinal beams. The track was taken out of service until redesigned anchorages could be installed. With the track back under traffic, other problems were encountered, attributed mainly to unstable roadbed. The final straw came when two kinks occurred which were attributed to fouled ballast. The track has now been dismantled.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: p. 16-18
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM