NORTHEAST CORRIDOR HIGH SPEED RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. TASK 22: PROGRAM PLAN FOR TRACK DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION

Problems of design, construction, and procurement for concrete tie track systems, turnout slab foundations, high-speed turnouts, movable frogs, and mitre rails are identified. Design details of the state of the art for and contemporary experience with concrete tie track systems, turnout slabs, high-speed turnouts, and movable points or wing rail frogs are reviewed. High-speed turnouts, frogs, and mitre rail design and recommendations for application to the Northeast Corridor program are designated. Five different concrete ties and three fastener components are identified and quantified. Installation procedures and schedules for the proposed New Brunswick-Trenton stretch are presented. Concrete tie application to and program objectives for the FAST track at Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado are also described. Turnout slab design details are established and details of an application to FAST are stated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jul 76, PB-262 236.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • HOWELL, R P
    • Kendall, R A
    • Holowaty, M C
    • Wesley, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/NECPO-76/08 Final Rpt., 2656-50
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-66006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1978 12:00AM