EFFECTS OF LUBRICATION IN PREVENTING FROZEN JOINTS AND RETARDING CORROSION OF RAIL AND FASTENINGS

A rail corrosion investigation showed that none of the several preservative paints applied to clean rails performed as expected, and any further inspection of these test coatings was not warrented. An evaluation of products and methods of application for rail joint lubrication and corrosion prevention concluded that the solid packing of joint bars afforded the best and longest lasting lubrication and corrosion protective qualities. A brine corrosion protection investigation revealed that no coating provided corrosion protection for the entire seven or eight year period of the test, and recommended that the coatings be applied every three years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1968-2

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 559-562
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 69 N
    • Issue Number: 612
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM