Every rail or portion of rail that has to be removed from a running line prematurely because of a break, crack or other defect has to be reported as a failure; failed welds that are repaired by re-welding in situ without the removal of a rail must also be reported. Information relating to the rail and its conditions of service is coded and punched on computer tape. This enables the failures in any year to be easily and quickly analyzed according to region, rail section, age, traffic carried, class of line, manufacturer or any other feature considered to have or suspected of having an influence on the failure pattern. Failures in tunnels and on water troughs are analyzed separately from failures elsewhere, as are failures at welded joints. Types and causes of failure for 1961-1963 are reported. Comparisons between regions and manufacturing process used to produce the rail are also made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dearden, J
  • Publication Date: 1965-2-19

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 148-150
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM