Sleepers intro


Sleepers are the transverse ties that are laid to support the rails. They have an important role in the track as they transmit the wheel load from the rails to the ballast. Several types of sleepers are in use on Indian Railways. The characteristics of these sleepers and their suitability with respect to load conditions are described in this chapter.

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