ECONOMIC VALUE OF VARIOUS SIZES OF RAIL

The economic value of various sizes of rail is presented continuing a prior study reflecting changes in the test mileage and computed to show averages for 20 years. Labor and material averages are computed to compensate for the decrease in track mileage. Fifteen year average figures for 112 lb and 20 year average figures for 131 lb rail are presented. It is concluded that the greater savings realized through the use of 131 lb rail have been in labor and cross-ties, partially due to the use of longer joint bars, larger tie plates, and greater rail rigidity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1964-2

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 557-559
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 584
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM