Prevention of Creep of Rails

Prevention of Creep of Rails

26th October 2018 0 By Malay Sautya

Prevention of Creep of Rails

Following are the common methods adopted to prevent creep 

Prevention of Creep of Rails

1. When creep is distinctly visible, the best remedy is to pull back the rails to their original position means of crowbars.

2. The creep of rail can be prevented by the use of anchors and sufficient crib ballast.

3. The creep of the track can be prevented by the use of steel sleepers which provide a good grip.

4. Increase in the number of sleepers per rail length helps to prevent creep.

5. Provision of a good drainage system and efficient maintenance of track helps in minimizing the creep of rails.

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