Earthworks usually date from the construction of SNCF lines in the 19th Century. They were carefully constructed by labourers but the quality of the materials used was often poor and maintenance was inadequate or indifferent. Keeping these earthworks which can be either cuttings or embankments, in good condition therefore involves many problems connected with stability; the difficulties encountered may be superficial or deep-rooted and affect soil as well as rock. Cuttings through loose ground, cuttings through rock, embankments, cavities and subsidence therefore have to be watched most carefully. Earthworks judged to be weak then have to be consolidated. Examples are given of cases that have arisen recently on SNCF lines and the solutions adopted to cure them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Verrier, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-1


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00178539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM