Three articles describe the philosophy and practices of the maintenance of way department of the longest U.S. railroad. Charting the direction; keeping on course is an interview with W.S. Johnston, vice president-maintenance and engineering discusses managerial viewpoint in the midst of a huge trackwork program. M/W practices reflect merger factors, traffic growth is an interview with top engineering officers on track strengthening, gang mechanization, effects of heavy loads; search for harder rail and track standards. Design advances, railroad needs dictate bridge practices discusses use of weathering steel, welded fabrication, prestressed concrete girders, and in-place treatment of timber trestles. Unit coal trains required reconstruction of long bridge across Missouri River.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21-31
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  • Accession Number: 00184620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM