Technical Reports

Embankment Support for a Railroad Track: Construction Report

  • 01
  • Aug
  • 1972
AUTHOR: Shanna & Wilson, Inc.
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-72/07X
SUBJECT: Tracks & Structures
KEYWORDS: Improved Track Structures, Bedrock, Track Stability
ABSTRACT: This report discusses the construction of three non-conventional railroad track support structures. These non-conventional structures, which include a continuously reinforced concrete slab, twin cast-in-place concrete beams, and twin precast concrete beams, are part of a program to develop practical, low maintenance, high quality track structures for conventional and advanced rail vehicles. The design of these test structures is discussed in a separate report, "The Kansas Test Track, Non-Conventional Track Structures--Design Report." The report which follows documents the construction phase of the Kansas Test Track. It includes as-built drawings, field test data on the embankment, and details of instrumentation. The information provided on instrumentation outlines the system configuration, components, shop drawings, installation details, and calibration data. The field data obtained on the embankment during construction are summarized and interpreted.
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