Measured Shovel Packing

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Measured Shovel Packing
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GENERAL Till the year 1910, track in most of the world railways was maintained by "beater packing". It was in this historic year, that an idea dawned upon a gangmate of the British Railways to lift a loose sleeper and spread a small quantity of stone chips on the consolidated bed under the sleeper and bring it to the correct level. This was the beginning of shovel packing of track. Measured shovel packing in the present form was deve…
J S Mundrey: Railway Track Engineering, Fourth Edition. Measured Shovel Packing, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009), AccessEngineering Export