The two main types of soil foundation failure are pumping and strength. Pumping failures derive from slurry formed from ballast or erosion in the vicinity of the sleepers, especially near rail joints. Strength failures occur with a greater time-lag than pumping failures, and are recognizable by heaves of soil in the cess, six-foot way, or four-foot way. A modified method of blanketing is described and cost estimates are made for the re-ballasting process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1959-5-1

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 506-508
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  • Accession Number: 00037994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM