The railroads in the U.S. in the early 1950's began substituting 78-ft. rails for the 39 ft. standards. The 78-ft. rails decreased the number of joints by 50 percent, which justified the longer rail on the basis of a corresponding savings on maintenance. The same equipment can be used to lay both size rails. Wild grinding to reduce the bulge at the weld is discussed. The repair of continuously welded rail is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1955-9-16

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  • Accession Number: 00039653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM