ASSISTANCE OF NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO RAILROAD IN SOLVING SOILS AND FOUNDATION PROBLEMS

This paper describes the informal assistance that soils engineers from the New York State Department of Transportation have provided to the Delaware and Hudson Railway Company for the solution of several embankment failures that interrupted traffic operations. Under the present New York State Railroad Service Preservation Bond Act, engineering assistance is available to the railroads, and soils engineers are investigating areas of recurring track maintenance problems caused by soils and water conditions. The goal is to develop solutions for permanent stabilization that will be more economical than continual maintenance. Geotechnical engineering can have a significant input into reducing some of the costs of track operation and maintenance caused by soils, water, and foundation problems. In this case, the service was provided by a highway geotechnical organization. Highway and railroad soils and foundations problems are shown to be similar.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 48-51
  • Monograph Title: Track systems and other related railroad topics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026822
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM