The rail sections considered are the 109-lb. fb and rBS 95-lb. bh rail, both in common use on British Railways. Among the conclusions reached by the authors is the fact that the rail sections standardized by British Railways are of sufficient strength for long life under existing steam traffic where maintenance is good and corrosion not severe. But, they believe that rail life should be governed by the type, speed, and quantity of traffic carried rather than by loss of weight. Furthermore, they suggest that any practical way of altering rail joints to increase their life should be investigated and that the development of special joints for the ends of welded rails would appear necessary irrespective of any stress-relieving requirement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wise, S
    • Lindsay, D
    • Duncan, IGT
  • Publication Date: 1960-1-15

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  • Accession Number: 00039668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM