Recent track substructure-related research at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has focused on providing more durable and economic track surfacing techniques and methods of stabilizing track over soft subgrade. In a limited amount of testing, design lift tamping appears to yield a significantly longer lasting vertical track surface compared to conventional methods. This technique, used in a spot tamping mode, has been demonstrated to provide a potentially large cost savings. The 2 track stabilization techniques being tested are asphalt underlayment and Geoweb, both in the sub-ballast layer. These remedial methods will be assessed based on the improvement in stability of track geometry over a 700-foot section of track with a soft clay subgrade. Further, these tests will provide much needed information for a design approach for their use.

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    American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

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  • Authors:
    • Chrismer, S
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  • Publication Date: 1998


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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  • Accession Number: 00796045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2000 12:00AM