SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE OF STANDARD-CARBON AND VARIOUS WEAR-RESISTANT RAILS IN TEST CURVES ON THE CHESSIE SYSTEM

This report contains the summary of the first annual inspection of a service test installation of fully heat-treated, induction-head-hardened, intermediate- manganese and standard control-cooled rail on the Chessie System. The field inspection is part of the cooperative effort on rail research of the American Railway Engineering Association, the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Association of American Railroads to observe and analyze those rails in curved track that display some potential for improvement in wear-resistance and retarding the onset of shelling. Measurements were made and recorded of curvature, superelevation and gage, and general track conditons noted of four service test curves located near Oakland, Maryland. Rail head cross-section contours were taken and recorded of 80 test rails contained in these curves.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Schoeneberg, K W
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 99-124
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 76
    • Issue Number: 649
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: AREA Bulletin
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 649 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM