This article discusses an appeal by a U.S. engineer to adopt wooden sleepers 9 ft long for all lines carrying heavy traffic. The longer sleepers would add resistance to forces tending to distort the track, reduce maintenance, secure smoother riding, and minimize the risk of center binding. The British in 1946 were using sleepers 10 in. times 5 in. times 8.5 ft. Due to the timber shortage, broader sleepers, 12 in times 5 in times 8.5 ft., were no longer being used adjacent to joints.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1946-11-22

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  • Accession Number: 00037298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM