Railroads and Geology

If you go to some railroad tracks, look at the rocks. Many do not understand that there is a connection here between geology and railroads. Here is a lesson in geotechnics.

In a nutshell, the layer of rocks, known as track ballast, is like a foundation for the tracks, stopper of flooding, inhibitor of weeds. To get a more detailed explanation of this topic, watch the video below.

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