GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE DESIGN OF POINTS AND CROSSINGS (UIC 54 AND UIC 60 RAIL PROFILES) FACTORS AFFECTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF COMMON AND OBTUSE CROSSINGS
The present document studies the choise of a geometry and a construction for common and obtuse crossings. The choice of geometry, for safety and for comfort, takes account of the incidence of high speeds and heavy axles on common and obtuse crossings, and the consequences, on obtuse crossings, of a current tendency towards the reduction of wheel diameters. The choice of construction is of prime importance with speed and tonnage. Two methods of construction, one of which has the advantage of a long experience, are described with their respective characteristics.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1966-10
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Axle load force; Construction; Crossovers; Fastenings; Point demerit systems; Railroad tracks; Safety; Size; Structural design; Technology; Velocity; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Track design; Track geometry
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Axle loadings; Points; Question d72; Wheel size
- Subject Areas: Construction; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040057
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D72/RP 3/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM