Earlier tests have suggested that definite savings in maintenance costs are possible through the use of asphalt-impregnated ballast. Some of the test sections will be located on track laid with continuous welded rail, with 78-feet and 117-feet rails, and with tight joints as well as with conventional joints. The A.R.E.A. Roadway and Ballast committee concluded that asphalt-treated ballast is practical and beneficial. It also concluded that the economic life of this test section was seven years, because the section labor required during the last three years of the test period was in excess of that for the entire division on a permile basis.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Publication Date: 1960-10

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  • Accession Number: 00033393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM