Crosstie and Fastening Research

UIUC research group at TTC in May 2013 on the Railroad Test Track (RTT)

June 2013: Almost the entire crosstie and fastening research team (15 members at different times during the week) traveled to the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, CO from May 16–24, 2013 to complete their second set of field experiments. The team repaired previous instrumentation, installed new instrumentation, and collected additional data that will further their knowledge of the demands placed on crosstie and fastening system components. For more details and to see a video highlighting their research efforts, click here.