2023 Principles Course Session
Track Structures, Components and Geometry
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.