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Anyone tackle this design before and can share some insight into design and detailing?








From: David Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Railroad Loads




Try “AREA”…the American railway engineer’s assoc.




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From: Rich Lewis [mailto:seaint03(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:30 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Railroad Loads


Where would I go to find loads for railroad tracks?  I have an industrial building where the rails will be brought into the building.  The slab will match the top of rails and fork traffic will run over them.  The loading is designated as “Cooper E80”.  Can anyone tell me what this means?


Also, any other helpful information for this detail and design would be appreciate.