The Federal Railroad Administration and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company are jointly sponsoring the construction of a test track as part of the railroad's heavy tonnage main line in Kansas. The objective of the project is a determination of the levels of increased train stability provided by 8 specimens of incrementally improved track support. A further objective is a definition of the cost-benefit relationship associated with each augmentation of stability. The various test segments are defined, associated instrumentation requirements are outlined, and progress to data described. (Author)

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-RT-72-08 Prog Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM