Soil Conditions on the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 34
Physical description26 p.
AbstractThis report presents a summary of the observations made by the authors during three visits to the railway in the summer of 1953. It has been prepared mainly as a record of these trips and for the assistance of the soils engineer on the job. It will be seen, from the report, that the soils encountered were not unusual, even though at first they may have appeared to be so. As it so often the case with soils in Northern Canada, it was the combination of northern soil types with excessive amounts of water (due to local conditons) which appears to have created the worst problems.And, as is usual, this experience points the way to the absolute necessity for sound drainage arrangements and adequate compaction of all soil used as fill.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8021
NPARC number20386769
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Record created2012-07-25
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