RAIL FAILURES STATISTICS COVERING (A) ALL FAILURES (B) TRANSVERSE FISSURES (C) PERFORMANCE OF CONTROL-COOLED RAIL

Rail failures statistics are reported, considering all failures, transverse fissures, and performance of control-cooled rail. Statistics include service and detected failures reported by 62 railroads on all of their main-track railway mileage, constituting the major part of the main track in the United States and Canada. The extent of the control of the transverse fissure problem is obtained by the use of control-cooled rail and detector car testing, giving data on the quality of each year's rollings for the various mills, and showing the types of failures occurring on the various railroads as related to the mill producing the rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 883-902
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 60
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM