Dhiraj Telaiya, India 67 Questions 151 Answers 31 Best Answers 18 Points View Profile 3 Dhiraj Asked: March 18, 20212021-03-18T17:16:21+05:30 2021-03-18T17:16:21+05:30In: Science Why are there crushed stones alongside rail tracks? 3 Why are there crushed stones alongside rail tracks? railway tracks Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Arjun British Indian Ocean Territory 24 Questions 18 Answers 11 Best Answers 195 Points View Profile Arjun Competent 2021-03-19T15:53:05+05:30Added an answer on March 19, 2021 at 3:53 pm Track ballast- The stones that you see lying close to the railway tracks are collectively called track ballast. Track ballast is packed between the sleepers, in the areas below, and on the sides of railway tracks Sleepers- A railway sleeper is rectangular support that is usually kept perpendicular to the tracks. Means in the middle which is of concrete mainly (wood was mainly used in Britishers rule) to hold the rails and properly spaced. REASONS FOR USING OF STONES: An important function is to absorb the vibrations and protect rigid structures by doing so. They provide support to the tracks. As sharp and edges stones are used (because when train moves so that they didn’t move on each other) so that they maintain the space between the tracks. In preventing the growth of vegetation otherwise maintenance will cost much. It drains out any water that may be around the tracks that water doesn’t stay. Near the tracks and compromise the support provided by of the ground below. Interesting thing: EPDM – Ethylene Propylene diene monomer is a rubber which is used in rail tracks to decrease the amount of vibration produced by trains because of its high resistance to heat, water and other mechanical strains 1 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Select as best answer You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?