Prior to installing long welded rail, British Railways conducted a thorough 5 year investigation of the factors and potential saving to be realized. Among other things, a formula was derived to predict the buckling load of any type of track under any conditions. Additionally, it was found that concrete sleepers were more suitable with long welded rail than wooden ones. Details on how the British accomplished their modernization--began in 1955--are provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1960-6-3

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  • Accession Number: 00039676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM