Rail grinding: the QR journey

Rail is the most costly and critical element of the permanent way and it is important that maintenance strategies are implemented to maximise reliability and cost effectiveness. Rail Grinding is a very important function in relation to the maintenance of rail. This paper is a guide to better understanding the grinding process as it applies to Queensland Rail (QR). It provides the background to rail profiling which initiated in 1982 and briefly explains how rail grinding fits into the overall rail management effort. Some of the basic theory and different grinding strategies and lubrication and rail maintenance strategies are also discussed.

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  • Pagination: pp. 289-302

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  • Accession Number: 01708017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2019 4:57PM