THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY AND THE CONCRETE CROSSTIE
Starting in 1964 as it installed Centralized Traffic Control and reduced segments of its main line to single track, Florida East Coast also began extensive installations of concrete cross ties. By the end of 1976 FEC had 186 track miles of concrete cross ties in service and 31.1 additional miles authorized for 1977. The installation procedures, problems experienced with the ties and ballast, and the current standards for track structures rebuilt with concrete cross ties are described. FEC has also acquired a plant for manufacturing cross ties and the manufacturing and prestressing procedures are also described.
Florida East Coast Railway CompanyOffice of Chief Engineer
St. Augustine, FL United States
- Publication Date: 1977-1-18
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Concrete; Concrete ties; Inspection; Prestressed concrete ties; Rail fasteners; Railroad ties; Railroad tracks; Track laying; Welded rail
- Identifier Terms: Florida East Coast Railway
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast
- Old TRIS Terms: Track component investigations; Track structures
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00152681
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM