The report covers track research and development activities, rail metallurgy and the technology of laying welded rail, assembly and disassembly of track panels and wood tie reclamation. It draws upon the experiences, observations and discussions of a seven-man team of engineers, researchers, and metallurgists who visited the Soviet Union during an 11-day period in 1976. The basic goals were to expand upon the knowledge obtained by previous delegations and to learn as much as possible for application or modification to US research and development activities and track maintenance procedures.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The exchange was coordinated by the U.S. DOT's Office of Policy, Plans and International Affairs and the Soviet State Committee for Science and Technology. This report was sponsored by the FRA's Office of Research and Development and the USSR Ministry of Railways.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company

    P.O. Box 880
    Joliet, IL  United States  60434
  • Authors:
    • Beck, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/19 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: P.O. No. 74276
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM