This report presents a background study of rail design, the chemical composition and heat treatment of rail steel, the manufacturing and rolling of rail steel and the use of continuous welded rail. Problem areas of each are reviewed. A discussion of the defects associated with rail, and the background and techniques of rail defect (flaw) detection is also presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: Pt1
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Railway Engineering Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1976 12:00AM