why are wooden slippers kept below the railway line?

Asked by  | 8th Nov, 2008, 09:43: PM

Expert Answer:

The railway tracks are laid on large sized wooden sleepers so that the thrust due to the weight of the train is spread over a large area .This reduces the pressure on the ground which would prevent the yielding of ground.

Answered by  | 11th Nov, 2008, 06:42: PM

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