TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL STUDY OF TESTED TYPES OF CONCRETE SLEEPERS. BEHAVIOUR OF ORE TEST SECTIONS. (2ND OBSERVATION PERIOD 1965-1966). EFFECTS AND DERAILMENTS ON CONCRETE SLEEPERS
This report examines train derailments on concrete sleepered track. It is based on 40 derailment reports furnished by 8 European Administrations. It was that reinforced concrete sleepers have a certain degree of fragility and the damage observed in case of derailments, caused by the impact of derailed wheels, is generally considerable. It has, however, become apparent that the presence of concrete sleepers has never led to the derailment of axles, which would not have been derailed in the case of wooden sleepers. The repair involves more work than that in wooden-sleepered tracks and the resumption of the traffic at reduced speed often takes more time.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1968-4
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete; Concrete ties; Derailments; Railroad ties; Technology; Wood ties
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Question d22; Wooden cross ties
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00040415
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D22/RP 4/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM