SANTA FE'S WELDED RAIL PLANT AIMS AT LOW COST PRODUCTION

The use of continuous welded rail is producing big savings for railroads. If those savings are to be maximized, large investments are required, at least on the major roads, to provide installations and equipment that will make it possible to produce CWR from both new and secondhand rail at minimum cost. Santa Fe's new centralized rail welding plant at Amarillo, Tex., to be dedicated on May 14, provides an example of how this line of reasoning works out in practice. On about 30 acres of land alongside its main line, Santa Fe has created a double-line rail butt-welding complex designed to produce approximately five miles of butt-welded rail daily in two eight-hour shifts the year around.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-5-13

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 36-39
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  • Accession Number: 00054681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1976 12:00AM