This is Why There’s A Ton Of Crushed Rocks Between Train Tracks

#1 – Have You Ever Wondered?

Why would the railway tracks be lying on a bed of stones?

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#2 – Ballast

These stones under the tracks are called ballast.

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#3 – What Is Ballast For?

Ballast is material that is used to provide stability to a vehicle or structure. And the wood sleepers keep a firm hold of the rails.

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