TRACKWORK STUDY. VOLUME I. TRACKWORK PRACTICES OF NORTH AMERICAN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The report is a summary of the trackwork practices of seven North American rail transit properties: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. Responses to questionnaires sent to the properties covered construction standards for rail, rail welds, track gauge, rail fastenings, support spacing, rail anchorage, ties, roadbed and ballast sections, special trackwork and track appurtenances. The properties also reported their track maintenance criteria for rail wear, tie life, and ballast cleaning as well as test installations and recommendations for improving trackwork. The report contains a bibliography of over 100 publications on trackwork design, construction and maintenance. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-204213.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    600 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Authors:
    • Dunn, R H
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA-DCCO-TWS-1 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM