TEN YEARS AFTER THE DB'S DECISION TO ADOPT THE UIC 60 RAIL

Present performance on the DB can be attributed in high degree to the predominance of the UIC 60 rail profile on the main passenger and heavy freight lines. This shows that the decision ten years ago to adopt the 60 kg/m rail was a correct one. Experience so far as well as carefully-made forecasts also indicate that the use of the UIC 60 rail helps reduce the annual upkeep costs for the permanent way. An even better result is expected from use of the heavier rails at switches, which are the weak link in the track system. With switches the tendency to positional errors is substantially reduced, which contributes to smoother vehicle movement and a reduction in track maintenance costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • NAUE, K H
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM