Technical Reports

Railroad Track Technology in the USSR: the State of the Art

  • 01
  • Oct
  • 1974
AUTHOR: Sergei G. Guins
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-76/12
SUBJECT: Track
KEYWORDS: Track Maintenance, Maintenance Equipment, Stressed Concrete Ties, Administrative Organization
ABSTRACT: Report contains limited assessment of the present state of the art of railroad track research, construction and maintenance technology in the U.S.S.R. It synthesizes the observations and opinions of a six-ma team of U.S. railraoders which visited the Soviet Union during a 12-day period in the summer 1974, for the prupose of evaluating Soviet railraod trach technology. The major evaluationpriority was to isolate aspects of Soviet technology that would be of value to the U.S. scheme and as identified, the steps necessary to introduce the concepts or procedures to the use maintenance of way community.
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