Shell Oil has worked with the German Federal Railway in development of an asphaltic-bed track with the following advantages being sought: ballast fouling is prevented; ballast density is unaffected by heavy and high-speed traffic; smooth surface provides easy footing for railway personnel and may be readily cleaned in stations; track stability is improved; and maintenance requirements are minimal. A 10-m test section was installed in a main track at Munich in 1974. Details of the installation are given. Tests are to continue for several years on the line which carries 40,000 tons of traffic daily at speeds up to 80 km/h.

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    Shell International Petroleum Company Limited

    Shell Center
    London SE1 7NA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Metelmann, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 3-8
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  • Accession Number: 00139959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM