AN INVESTIGATION OF CROPPING RAIL BY WET AND DRY ABRASIVE WHEEL METHODS

Wet and dry abrasive wheel methods are studied in an investigation of cropping rail. Wet abrasive wheel methods are used to provide sufficient amounts of cropped relay rail for an oxyacetylene pressure butt welding plant of the Illinois Central Railroad; dry methods are used to investigate the development in improved abrasive wheels and cutting methods. Metallurgical investigation concludes that the wet abrasive wheel cropping method, using fully automated equipment, is acceptable and will be followed as it is used in the welding plant. It is noted that large improvement has been made in dry abrasive wheel cropping, although the presence of martensitic structures in the thin sections of rail are not metallurgically desirable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Kannowski, K
  • Publication Date: 1964-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 852-864
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 586
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM