THIRTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH CONTINUOUS WELDED RAIL ON THE FRENCH NATIONAL RAILROADS

For many decades, railroad technology was used to set up tracks with jointed rails and lengths in accordance with rolling technology and handling possibilities. With increasing loads and speeds and improvements in rolling, welding, and fastening technology, railroad engineers became interested in eliminating joints, which have drawbacks in the track and in controlling rising maintenance costs. A French railroad engineer in the early 1930s carried out his first studies and reflections. His conclusions and tests after World War II led step by step to 100 mi of welded track in France. The results of using welded rail are cost-effectiveness and greater comfort.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 11-22
  • Monograph Title: Lateral track stability 1991: proceedings of a Conference, May 15-17 1990, St Louis, Missouri, USA
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050685
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM