The lateral stability of track laid with continuous welded rail may be affected by unusually warm periods which cause trouble at points where insufficient care was taken in clamping at correct combination of rail temperature and stress. Adding ballast to the shoulders is only part of the answer. If the shoulders are to resist lateral movement they must be compacted after the track has been lined and levelled and the sleepers tamped. Machines are now available to do this work.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-10-3

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  • Accession Number: 00037453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM