The use of concrete sleepers in railways started in the 1940s. They are currently used in many countries thoughout the world at a rate of over 12 million per year. This report discusses the various types of sleeper which have been developed - monoblock, two-block, reinforced and prestressed concrete. Separate sections deal with design, rail fastening systems, manufacture, quality control and testing, installation and performance, and research and development.
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 120 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
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