CAUSES OF SHELLY SPOTS AND HEAD CHECKS IN RAIL-METHODS FOR THEIR PREVENTION

Causes of shelly spots and head checks in rail are discussed and methods for their prevention are presented. Two phases of the project include the inspection of heat-treated rail and alloy-rail service test installation on curves with a history of shelling, and the laboratory investigation of shelling rail involving rolling-load and slow-bend tests. Field inspections are made at test installations on the Norfolk and Western, Cheseapeake and Ohio, Great Northern, and Pennsylvania Railroads. Results of the inspections are presented for each respective railway. It is concluded that the heat-treated rails show generally good results and promise considerably more service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Publication Date: 1967-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 463-487
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 68 N
    • Issue Number: 605
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM