INVESTIGATION OF FAILURES IN RAILROAD RAILS

Twenty-three failed control-cooled rails were examined during the year. The failures included: eleven transverse fissures, three from shatter cracks and eight from hot torn steel; eight detail fractures, seven from shelling and one from head check; two web cracks; one base brake from welded electric bond, and one lap on rail tread.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Cramer, R E
  • Publication Date: 1951-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 605-617
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 493
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM