INVESTIGATION OF 140 LB/YD RAIL MADE FROM VACUUM DEGASSED STEEL

The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether rails made from vacuum degassed steel, which is air cooled, are comparable in properties with rail steel produced by currently common practices using controlled cooling. The manufacturing process and test specimens are described. Rolling-load tests, drop tests, slow bend tests, hardness surveys, Charpy Impact tests, chemical analysis, and microscopic examinations were performed. Results and conclusions show that the properties of rails manufactured by vacuum degassed heat without controlled cooling were comparable to rails made by conventional techniques and subjected to controlled cooling.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 335-371
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 72 N
    • Issue Number: 631
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-101 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM