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Chapter 17 of Standard Handbook for Cilil Engineers, Merritt, Second Edition  shows the loading for E10 with the note that E80 is eight times values shown.

I have done a foundation design based on this and the loads are massive to say the least.

Ron Hill

On 8/24/05, Rich Lewis <seaint03(--nospam--at)> wrote:

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.