RAIL FAILURES RESULTING FROM ENGINE WHEEL BURNS, INCLUDING EFFECT OF REPAIRING SUCH BURNS BY OXYACETYLENE OR ELECTRIC WELDING

Service failures of repaired burns have been negligible. One railroad reports that of 500,000 burns repaired in the last 8 years only 6 service or detected failures of welded engine burns have occurred. Benefits derived from welding repair are: elimination of undesirable microstructure and quench cracks; which serve as potential stress raisers or reduce the fatigue strength of the rail steel elimination of low spots on the rail surface; and building up of engine burns permits recovery of much rail for main line use which would otherwise be scrapped or consigned to secondary service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Akers, J B
  • Publication Date: 1952-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 894-898
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue Number: 500
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM