FIELD TESTS FOR BATTER OF END-HARDENED RAILS IN SERVICE ON THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILROAD

Progress report which discusses the measurement of batter and hardness, testing of cracked and hardened rails with "weeping cracks", and a summary of these rails. Photos illustrate the weeping and shatter cracks found. Recommended practice for the controlled cooling of rails as a means to avoid or to minimize the formation of shatter cracks. A comparative study of control cooled and Brunorized rails--with the results of controlled cooled rails having reduced fissures and more improvements with improved insulation at the mills. Finally, a study and comparison of the drop and bend tests to determine rail quality and acceptability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, R
    • Alleman, N J
  • Publication Date: 1942

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 607-640
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 43
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: I
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM