Q. 544.6( 19 Votes )

Explain why, wooden (or concrete) sleepers are kept below the railway line.

Answer :

There are many reasons. Some of them are


To keep the lines equidistant from each other.


To reduce unwanted vibrations in the track.


The sleepers have a large surface area compared to the lines; this larger surface area decreases the pressure due to the weight of the train on the track. If only the rails were used without slippers; they being thinner would extent greater pressure over the bed of stone and move deeper in to the ground


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