ARRANGEMENT OF RAIL ANCHORS ON TRACK HAVING MAJOR TRAFFIC IN ONE DIRECTION BUT SIGNALLED FOR MOVEMENT IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

The test consisted of two stretches, one at Metuchen on the New York Division and one at Edgewood on the Maryland Division. Each stretch was signalled for movement in both directions. Application of rail anchors in five different arrangements was made on new 155# rail. From experience gained in this test it may be concluded that six anchors with traffic are seldom sufficient on a main line track. With regard to reverse anchoring it may be concluded that two reverse anchors are sometimes, but not usually sufficient. Four reverse anchors appear to be sufficient in all cases. For track having major traffic in one direction but signalled for use in both directions, a minimum of 8 normal and 4 reverse anchors be used and that they be applied in the present conventional arrangement with reverse anchors being applied to the opposite side of normally anchored ties.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Authors:
    • Code, C J
  • Publication Date: 1957-7-5

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 482 Test Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM