INVESTIGATION OF SERVICE AND DETECTED BUTT WELDED RAIL JOINT FAILURES

Eight service failures and three detected failures in butt welded rail joints were investigated by the AAR between October 1967 and September 1968. A summary is given of the causes of failure, type of weld, size of rail, date of rolling, and the fabricator. Photographs of the rails at the point of failure are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1969-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 681-698
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 619
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM