This is the first part of a two-part study prompted by recent interest in automated inspection devices and systems. This first portion, deals with the general questions about inspection such as why is track inspected, what is being looked for, when and how often inspection should be done rather than how it should be done. The first is as a fundamental guide to procedures and purposes of inspection, and for an examination of what may or may not be wrong about the way inspection is now being performed. The track materials inspection should include: the load bearing function of the track; the effects of loading on deformation and rupture and wear and abrasion, and on fatigue; and the environmental effects. The present inspection methods are given for rail, cross ties, switches, turnouts, crossings, and ballast.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chesapeake and Ohio Railway

    Terminal Tower, PO Box 6419
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44101
  • Authors:
    • WAY, G H
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 71-103 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM