Journal Published Online: 01 December 1978
Volume 1, Issue 4

Apparatus and Procedures for a Railroad Ballast Plate Index Test



A small field plate bearing test was developed in response to a need for a method for measuring the physical state of railroad ballast. The recommended apparatus and procedures for this test are described in this paper. They evolved from a laboratory investigation of the variables influencing the test and field experience at a variety of track sites.

Author Information

Panuccio, CM
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Dorwart, B
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Selig, ET
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Pages: 5
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Stock #: GTJ10396J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10396J