This presentation, offered at a conference on railroad track and structures, provides an in-depth description of a major maintenance effort by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) on one of its main lines. This maintenance "blitz," as it is termed in the presentation, took place on the Thayer subdivision, between Memphis and Springfield, Missouri, and involved 250 miles of track. Specific maintenance completed consisted of: 8 bridges renewed, 41,000 concrete ties and 46,000 wood ties installed, 32 miles of undercutting, 1,300 thermite welds, 115 track miles of surfacing, 115,000 lineal feet of rail relays, 282 pass miles of rail grinding, and 177 grade crossings rebuilt. The work took 12 days to finish with expenditures of $16 million dollars.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Full conference available on CD-ROM. Listed on the CD-ROM's index of titles as: Thayer Maintenance Blitz.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

    10003 Derekwood Lane, Suite 210
    Lanham, MD  United States  20706
  • Authors:
    • Franke, M W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1998


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2000 12:00AM