The New York Central System improved its main lines by systematic pressure grouting between the ballast and the formation of soft places. The total cost in 1942 of grouting 31 soft spots was only $4,300. The next year the saving in maintenance at these points amounted to more than $13,000--thus both repaying the original investment and gaining more than 200 percent profit in a single year. The cost is now averaging about $1.50 per ft. of track. No speed reduction is found to be necessary over the affected track while the grouting is in progress.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1945-11-2

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  • Accession Number: 00037944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM