RAIL FAILURE STATISTICS COVERING (A) ALL FAILURES (B) TRANSVERSE FISSURES (C) PERFORMANCE OF CONTROL-COOLED RAIL

This report of rail failure statistics covers all failures, transverse fissures, and performance of control-cooled rail. Mill performance with regard to service failures is discussed. Statistics for both accumulated service failures and detected number of defects are given. No additional transverse fissure failures in control-cooled rail were reported in 1971 indicating that good quality control and mill practices have been followed in the manufacture of this rail to avoid shatter cracks. The low incidence of rail failure from welded engine burns indicates that practice of welding these burns is showing good service performance. Butt weld failures are tabulated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 723-740
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 73 N
    • Issue Number: 638
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM