A definition of deferred maintenance to maximize profits is developed in terms of train weights and speed. From these optimum values the rate of track deterioration can be determined and expenditures required to restore track to some previous level fixed. The methods should allow railroads to determine where they may be over-expending on track, as well as setting maintenance priorities. The analysis will help identify unprofitable track which the railroad may want to abandon.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Bausch, J A
    • Hooven, R R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00172631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM