SPECIAL REPORT ON FIELD TESTS ON CONTINOUS WELDED RAIL ON GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

Field tests on continuous welded rail on the Great Northern Railway are reported. Early tests, instrumentation, and test methods are discussed, and test results of temperature stresses, braking tests, jackknifing tests, and bending stresses are cited. It is concluded that the maximum stress developed in the rail due to temperature, bending and braking of the train is well below the yield strength of rail steel. Buckling pressures measured due to braking were minimal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Ferguson, R
    • Schinke, R
    • Leitze, L W
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 642-653
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 60
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM