INVESTIGATION OF FAILURES IN RAILROAD RAILS

During the year, 52 failed control-cooled rails were evaluated. The causes of failures follow: 17 failed due to transverse fissures, four from shatter cracks, seven from hot torn steel, one from inclusion, one from welded engine burn and four from hand gas butt welds; 16 failed due to detail fractures from shelling; seven from head and web separation cracks; three from crushed head and web; five fractured from base break at seam; 1 contained black shelly spots; and three had bolt hole cracks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Cramer, R E
  • Publication Date: 1952-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 843-849
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue Number: 500
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM