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

The effect of lubrication is investigated in preventing frozen rail joints and retarding corrosion of rail and fastenings on a five-mile service test of North Western's eastward main track, relaid with 78-ft butt-welded 115 RE rail in 1957. Four of the five miles were sprayed out-of-face; the other mile, the control, had no protection until July, 1962, when special compounds or paints were applied to some of the welds after flame cleaning and wire brushing. Applications of metal preservatives are described for each mile of test track, indicating where corrosion was minimized. It is concluded that the spray and brush coats of Texaco 55 and NO-OX-ID provide the best protection against corrosion of rail and fastenings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1966-2

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 414-415
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 67 N
    • Issue Number: 598
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM