TESTS OF RAIL JOINT IMPACT EFFECTS ON THE CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN

Tests were conducted to evaluate the economics of 78-foot rail. Fundamental information was obtained on the impact effects on joint ties due to rail end batter, joint gap, and joint bar fit of regular rail joints compared to the impact effects with a butt weld. Conclusions suggest that to compare welded rail joints with conventional joints, the costs of maintaining a rail joint in equally good condition including the maintenance of rail end batter not to exceed 0.015 in., replacement of joint bars, tightening of track bolts plus corrosion protection must be included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 865-883
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 57
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM