FROST HEAVING OF TRACK--CAUSES AND CURES

This paper reviews the causes and occurrences of track heaving and gives recommendations on means of economically reducing it. Suitable treatments and maintenance procedures can have significant effects on the amount of shimming required. With increasing use of concrete ties which can only be shimmed a limited amount, the question of how to reduce heaving is timely. Methods described incude the reducing of the penetration of the frost line; reducing the availability of water to the frost line; and reducing the frost susceptibility of soils with various chemicals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Peckover, F L
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 145-173
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 79
    • Issue Number: 666
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM