RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING RAIL SECTION UNITS FOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Report is made of measurements of the actual loss in height due to wear of rail being removed from main line tangent track during 1957. Data is furnished for rail section, year rolled, approximate annual traffic density in gross tons, measured height of rail to the nearest 1/32-inch at the mid-width of the rail and away from rail end batter or wheel burns, and the loss in height of rail. Twenty railroads with annual traffic of 20 MGT or more furnish data from a measured location. It is noted that if rail head wear on main line tangent track follows the mean curve for traffic densities, then for varying traffic densities and a total rail life in its original tangent position varying from 150 to 500 MGT of traffic, the total head wear is expected to vary from 0.100 to 0.140-inch for the conditions tabulated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 47 p.
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A118/RP 12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM