The use of high torque bolts in a testing situation by U.S., railroads is discussed. These bolts were being tested as an alternative to continuous welded rail, to eliminate the problems of transport, laying, renewal which is inherent in use of welded rail. Rail used in 132 lb RE with six hole joints held by 1-1/8 in. bolts. So far, measurements have not given significant results except for the flow of metal at rail ends, plus shipping of rail joints.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-8-3

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  • Accession Number: 00039460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM