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26th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

2021 Principles Course Session

Abstract:

Track Structures, Components and Geometry

Gary Wolf

Gary Wolf
Wolf Railway Consulting, LLC

Fundamental elements of track structures are reviewed, including components used in track structure including rail, fasteners, anchors, crossties, and ballast. Key terminology relating to track structures, components and measurements is incorporated throughout the session. Track geometry is presented in a comprehensive way, including coverage of the various geometry measurements, methodologies and specifications used to understand and assess track geometry conditions and quality.