What We Don't Know About Trains: What is Ballast?

rail ballast
rail ballast

What is ballast? : Hard and solid stones with sharp corners and sharp edges, broken in 30-60 mm size, which are laid on the railway platform, have a certain layer thickness according to the type of sleeper and the load they carry, are called ballast. Ballast can be made from granite, cyanide, basalt, diabase, diolite, hard limestone. However, the most ideal ballast stone is obtained from granite and basalt.

Ballasts are broken, sharp-edged and edged stones that are laid on the railway platform and have a certain layer thickness according to the type of sleeper it carries and the load. Ballasts are used to carry the load of railway links, to facilitate discharge of water and to reduce vegetation that can interfere with road structure.

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