TEST OF SUSTAMID JOINT BARS FOR 129 LB. TR RAIL

The joints were made of sustamid special type 0.4K 88/04K90. The joint was applied to 129 lb. TR rail ends furnished by the Burlington Railroad. The large deflection this joint takes under load will result in putting larger loads on the ties supporting the joint and increase the track maintenance required. It will also have poor strength to resist high loads that may be imposed under unusual conditions, such as excessive play in track and large lateral forces from poor alignment or equipment nosing action. Further tests were not deemed worthwhile.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conducted under sponsorship of AREA Committee 4 - Rail, New Methods of Insulating Rail Joints.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Publication Date: 1961-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ER-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1976 12:00AM