LATERAL RESISTANCE OF RAILROAD TRACK
Within the broader scope of research activities dealing with lateral track resistance sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, The Sabot test carried out by Chessie on its main line track furnishes specific data on the variability of lateral track resistance. Track panels were constructed with all new wood ties, old and new wood ties and new concrete ties for lateral load testing under various degrees of ballast settlements such as freshly tamped, mechanically compacted and trafficked.
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- Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C.
Chessie System2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD United States 21201
- REINER, I A
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
- Pagination: 124 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Ballast crib; Compaction; Concrete; Concrete ties; Measuring instruments; Railroad ties; Railroad tracks; Soil compaction; Stability (Mechanics); Train track dynamics; Wood ties
- Uncontrolled Terms: Lateral stability; Track stability
- Old TRIS Terms: Ballast depth; Track response investigations; Track structures; Wooden cross ties
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00170064
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/41 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FRA-20015
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM