RAIL FAILURE STATISTICS COVERING (A) ALL FAILURES, (B) TRANSVERSE FISSURES, (C) PERFORMANCE OF CONTROL-COOLED RAIL

These statistics are based on the rail failures reported to December 31, 1966. They include the service and detected failures reported by 47 railroads on all their main-track mileage, which consititutes approximately 90 percent of the main track of Class I railroads in the United States. The accompanying tables and diagrams indicate the extent of control of the transverse fissure problem that has been obtained by the use of control-cooled rail and detector car testing, give data on the quality of each year's rollings for the various mills, and show the types of failures that are occurring on the various railroads as related to the mill producing the rail. Also included are data reported on all failures in rail of all ages and sections.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1968-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 632-651
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 69
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 612
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM