MAINTAINING A GOOD BALLAST BED IS WORTHWHILE

Any type of railway track structure needs a good base which does not have to be ballast although this is the cheapest material. A good ballast bed requires good drainage, protection against frost, removal of fines and initial use of good-quality material of large grain size. A combination of ballast cleaning and consolidating machines used regularly can reduce other maintenance costs and improve ride of vehicles with consequent reduction in wear on rolling stock.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Schubert, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM