The use of McWilliams' "Moles" and Speno Railroad Ballast Cleaning Co. ballast cleaning machines on the Illinois Central is described. This ballast consists mainly of crushed limestone. Dirt samples removed from this ballast showed it to consist of 41 percent limestone dust, 45 percent soil from adjacent fields and 11 percent coal dust. The remainder was moisture. Experiences in cleaning this ballast are explained in some detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1944-3-17

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  • Accession Number: 00037962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM