Six panels of track were tested at two locations. Resistance to rail anchors was developed by applying a longitudinal load to the end of each rail in a panel of track; this load was transmitted through rail anchors and ties to ballast. The load was applied by means of two hydraulic jacks and manually operated hydraulic pump. The panels at Lewistown having every tie anchored failed at a total load of 32,000 pounds while the panel having alternative ties anchored failed at 29,000 poinds. Panels at Parkersburg having every tie anchored failed at an average total load of 20,000 pounds while the panels having alternate ties anchored failed at an average total load of 18,000 pounds. Actual resistance to longitudinal movement, per panel, depends on type and quality of track structure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Code, C J
  • Publication Date: 1961-10-13

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 767 Test Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM