RAIL WEAR AND CORRUGATION STUDIES

The Mt. Newman Mining Company's ore-hauling railway in Australia began investigating track and vehicle performance after rail corrugation became serious when 50 million gross tons of traffic had traversed its line. Over 2,000 100-ton gondolas are used to make up 138-car trains, up to 10 of which are operated daily at speeds of up to 72 km/h. Climate is hot and dry. Curve wear takes place at the gauge corner on the high rail with head crushing on the low rail and long-pitch corrugations on the high rail. Information is given on the variation in vertical wheel loads in a single ore train, distribution of lading variation in the cars, and on rail head wear on unit-train railways in Australia, Brazil, Canada and the U.S.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Discussion of a paper by F.E. King and J. Kalousek published in AREA Bulletin Vol. 77, No. 658, (June-July 1976). See RRIS 01 139941, 7701.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • MAIR, R I
    • Murphy, R S
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 265-272
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 78
    • Issue Number: 660
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Railway Engineering Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Discussion
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM