COMPARISON OF RAIL BEHAVIOR WITH 125-TON AND 100-TON CARS

Railroads which handle a single commodity in cars of uniform size function as laboratories to show the effect of wheel load on rail life. The conditions on heavy-haul railways throughout the world and on the FRA Fast Track are compared. The effect of wear, defect formation, and plastic flow on rail life, as a function of axle load, is evaluated and discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Technical Conference, AREA, held March 24-26, 1980, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Stone, D H
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 576-587
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 678
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM