INTERSESSION ACTIVITIES OF THE IRCA 1977-1978. QUESTION 2--TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL COMPARISON OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRACK LAYING: BALLASTED TRACK WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SLEEPERS TO BE ENVISAGED--UNBALLASTED TRACK. COMMON CONCLUSIONS

This is a synthesis of two surveys conducted among member administrations of the International Railway Congress Association about technical and economic considerations in track structures--both of conventional ballasted designs with various types of ties and of ballastless designs. Track is classified by the nature of the traffic it carries--mixed traffic with fast passenger and medium freight, only heavy freight, and predominately fast passenger. Three categories of information are extracted--Track structures, conditions of installation, and maintenance. Considered in the study are rail weight, ties, fasteners, ballast, subgrade and track laid without ballast, usually in tunnels and on elevated structures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • ALBREKHT, V G
    • JANIN, G J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00188370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM