Using a slip form continuous road making machine, British Railways has laid a trial length of concrete slab foundation on which six kinds of fastenings are being tested. All systems were laid to give rail alignment level and gauge tolerances considered adequate for 200 km/h conventional trains, although the actual speed of trains through Radcliffe will not exceed 110 km/h. Axleloads are up to 25 tons. Acoustic and vibrational measurements will be made, together with general structural and component performance. Load-detection tests are being made in the laboratory on the different fastening assemblies and site measurements will be made under service conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LUCAS, J C
    • Lindsay, D
    • Aitken, W K
  • Publication Date: 1969-7-18

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 547-549
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM