By extensive realignment works, hundreds of speed restrictions have been eliminated on the 2,227-mile main line of the Santa Fe Railroad between Chicago and Los Angeles. Isolated curves, rather than curves forming a series, were removed to eliminate the speed restrictions placed on a very limited stretch of track necessitating appreciable deceleration below that allowed beyond both ends of the curve. The costs of removing single curves were also modest in comparison to removing curves in a series. In two years, 479-track curves were removed, 228 by realignment and 251 by slewing. The realignments eliminated 3626 degrees of curvature and 325 miles of track length.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1939-8-11

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  • Accession Number: 00037867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM