DESCRIPTION OF FLAME-HARDENING OF RAILS BY THE SANTA FE RAILWAY, AND PHYSICAL AND METALLURGICAL TEST RESULTS OF FLAME-HARDENED FLASH BUTT-WELDED RAIL JOINTS

Flame hardening of rails by the Santa Fe Railway is described, and physical and metallurgical test results of flame-hardened flash butt-welded rail joints are presented. Procedures and advantages of the flame-hardening process are cited, and rolling-load, drop, and slow-bend tests are performed. It is noted that the flame-hardening process is developed using relatively simple equipment producing a surface-hardened rail, giving satisfactory service for the cost involved, and performing well on the tests given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1963-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 89-90
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 580
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM