Kansas City Southern first installed concrete cross ties to counter moisture-caused deterioration of wooden ties in the Gulf region where low temperatures presented no problem. After having greatest success with concrete ties under welded rail, KCS redesigned its tie and the fastening system so that these ties are now scheduled for use on every district of the railroad. The 1978 program involved 10,000 concrete and 362,000 wooden ties.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00183574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Progressive Railroading
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM