Thirty years have passed since the JNR began to use concrete crossties. They now represent 30% of all ties used by JNR. Recently the number of concrete ties produced is down from former production levels. But demand for them has increased because they do reduce track maintenance requirements when they are used. This article reviews in detail the history of concrete tie development and use, explaining the technical work which had to be accomplished in their design and initial production.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Watanabe, K
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 17-18
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  • Accession Number: 00190318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM