~~~Railway and engineering structures~~~
This article contains information on the main pollutants and weeds on the railway. In the article the questions of the intensity of the contamination of the broken stone ballast. Specified criterion for assigning secondary and preventative maintenance of way in accordance with the technical specifications. Given reasons for the increased intensity of the contamination of the ballast in the first year of life. The analysis contamination of the broken stone layer in areas the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Medium-Siberian Magistral. The Trans-Siberian railway is considered towards Chelyabinsk - Karbysheva - Novosibirsk, the Medium-Siberian Magistral in the direction of the Input - Irtysh - Medium-Siberian. The analysis was conducted based on the data of geological investigations design and survey institutions and to schedules of repairs for the West Siberian infrastructure Directorate. For ease of estimation of the parameters of weeds the resulting material was consolidated into a single table. Based on the table were revealed of the according contamination of crushed stone ballast thickness, ballast layer, from the conceded tonnage and length of operation in years. The article describes the structure of the pollutants by particle size, in terms of pass excess tonnage. Indicated levels of contamination of crushed stone ballast at different values of the missed tonnage (700 million tons 1200 million tons and 1400 million tons). Additionally, this work was determined the average level of contamination of the ballast particles less than 25 mm, 5 mm and 0,1 mm) and obtained a limit value of the allowable clogging the broken stone ballast more than 30 percent. The result revealed the need for reducing the contamination of the broken stone ballast by conducting a deep cleaning.